Exoskeleton

Exoskeleton (IA.18.01)

Closed 21 Aug,2019 - 21 Sep,2019

A powered Exoskeleton, also known as power armour, exo-frame or exosuit is a mobile machine consisting primarily of an outer framework ( akin to an insect’s Exoskeleton) worn by a person, and powered by a system of motors, hydraulics or pneumatics that delivers at least part of the energy for limb movement. The main function of a powered Exoskeleton is to assist the wearer by boosting their strength and endurance. They are commonly designed for military use, to help soldiers carry heavy loads both in and out of combat. In addition, similar Exoskeletons can be used to help pre-fighters and other rescue workers survive dangerous environment.

 

  1. Public Limited Company, Private Limited Company, Partnership Firm, Limited Liability Partnership, One Person Company, Sole Proprietorship registered as per applicable Indian Laws.

  2. The industry has to be owned and controlled by Indian Citizen.

  3. The Industry with excess of 49% foreign investment will not be eligible.

  4. Industry shall also possess or be in the process of acquiring license/ development of products if the product/ technology under project requires license as per DIPP’s licensing policy.

  5. Company/ Organization which have been debarred/ banned/ blacklisted or the business dealings with whom have been “suspended” / “put on hold” by the Ministry of Defence will not be eligible.

  6. Industry may apply in individual or Association of Persons (AOP) i.e. consortium of Indian Companies consisting of two or more than two undertaking joint and several liability.

 

Feasibility Studies for each project shall be carried out with the involvement of all important stakeholders (Industry, Subject Experts, Industry Associations, etc.). The aim of this study is to identify the technical & financial feasibility of the proposed projects under TDF Scheme. Feasibility study includes preliminary assessment of capability of industry to undertake the project, estimated cost and time for development, estimated cost of the component bearing the technology, etc. This will help the Indian industry (Development Agency) to assess the capability to design and develop, within the required parameters.

 

The feasibility study shall include the following aspects:

  1. A preliminary assessment of capability of the industry to undertake design and development of components/ assembly, etc. bearing the technology.
  2. Estimated time for development.
  3. Estimated cost of development.
  4. Estimated cost of the component bearing the technology.

 

Formulation of Specifications

Based on the feasibility study, Qualitative and Quantitative specifications specifying the key parameters of the required technology will be drafted.  

In order to undertake the online feasibility study for the Project topic of your interest and expertise, please refer to the Brief Project Requirement document for initial understanding about the project specification. 

  1. The following criteria shall be used for determining whether, what and upto what extent the cost incurred by Development Agency shall be paid out of public funds

  1. Cost Allowability

  2. Cost Allocability

  3. Cost Reasonableness; and

  4. Terms of Agreement

  1. A cost is allocable if it is assignable or chargeable to one or more cost objectives on the basis of relative benefits received or other equitable relationship.

  2. A cost is reasonable if it would have been incurred by prudent entity in the conduct of competitive business.

  3. The following cost will be allowable

  1. Manpower Cost

  2. Equipment

  3. Consumables

  4. Academic (Maximum 40% of the total project cost)

  5. Sub-contract

  6. Domestic Travel

  7. Overhead (Maximum 10% of the total approved project cost); and

  8. Contingency

  1. A cost shall not be presumed to be allowable merely because the Development Agency actually incurred the cost, unless meets the test of relevancy, financial prudence, reasonability and relationship.

  2. The Development Agency shall not charge any unallowable cost and the following costs are specifically considered unallowable

  1. Bad debts

  2. Interest (on loans, etc.)

  3. Permanent Building

  4. Contributions or donations

  5. Fines, Legal expenses and penalties

  6. Advocacy and business development

  7. Losses on other contracts

  8. Entertainment

  9. Alcoholic beverages

  10. Business organization cost such as cost of incorporation, re-organization and merger

  11. Workshop/ Seminar

 

  1. The funding will be through provision of grants to Industry

  2. The project cost up to INR 10 Cr will be considered for funding subject to maximum of 90% of the total project cost in general.

  3. Up to 100% funding may be considered on case to case basis.

  4. Industry may work in collaboration with academia or research institutions.

  5. The work involvement of academia cannot exceed 40% of the total projects cost.

  6. The funding is linked with Milestones.

  7. Fund will be released either advance against the bank guarantee of the same amount as collateral or reimbursement basis on completion of Milestone.

  8. Subsequent instalments will be release on successful completion of Milestone.

Exoskeleton

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PRITHIV KUMAR

Designation, BIOMEDICAL (Individual Technology Expert)

depending upon sensor movement of ultrasound we can able to control the exo skeleton movement from remote -- aara power systems

Posted on 2019-07-28 20:17:05

DEBAJIT SARKAR

Designation, Unmanned Vehicle Systems & Smart Weapons (Individual Technology Expert)

Dear Sir, I've carried out a detailed Feasibility Study of Exoskeletons. I just have one question in this regard. Will companies/individuals have to demonstrate the ability to manufacture a prototype of an exoskeleton? Thank You.

Posted on 2019-02-27 12:05:28

SWAMINATHAN MANIKANDAN

Designation, Pentagon Rugged Systems India Private Limited (Industry)

Hi... We have done the Lower Extremity and successfully designed and developed even.. and working on upper extremity now.. we lack only the R&D funding to achieve this complete Exo-Skeleton. I am sure we can complete this if we have better support Thanks Dr. S Manikandan, Managing Director PENTAGON RUGGED SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD Manikandan@prsindia.co.in www.prsindia.co.in

Posted on 2018-08-31 08:37:40

SWAMINATHAN MANIKANDAN

Designation, Pentagon Rugged Systems India Private Limited (Industry)

Hi... We have done the Lower Extremity and successfully designed and developed even.. and working on upper extremity now.. we lack only the R&D funding to achieve this complete Exo-Skeleton. I am sure we can complete this if we have better support Thanks Dr. S Manikandan, Managing Director PENTAGON RUGGED SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD Manikandan@prsindia.co.in www.prsindia.co.in

Posted on 2018-08-31 08:37:40

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You may participate in the EoI.

Posted on 2019-01-03 20:35:52

Devathathan Mookiaha

Designation, Poeir Jets Pvt Ltd (Industry)

Dear Sir Poeir jets Pvt Ltd is already involved in developing a autonomous Rotorcraft with the help of GITA funding. We have initiated feasibility of developing Autonomous drones with DL/ML/AI algorithams built in. Exoskeleton project is the right challange to work on by our mechatronix team. Some of our team members were associated with similar project in their college with DRDO, Hyderabad. We would like to provide a feasibility study report if given an opportunity.

Posted on 2018-04-25 10:06:01

SWAMINATHAN MANIKANDAN

Designation, Pentagon Rugged Systems India Private Limited (Industry)

I think we should discuss together to make this project more successful...

Posted on 2018-08-31 08:39:15

  1. Technology Development Fund (TDF) has been established to promote self- reliance in Defence Technology as a part of the 'Make in India' initiative. It is a programme of MoD (Ministry of Defence) executed by DRDO meeting the requirements of Tri-Services, Defence Production and DRDO.
  2. The scheme encourages participation of public/private industries especially MSMEs so as to create an eco-system for enhancing cutting edge technology capability for defence application
  3. This project requirement is primarily for MSMEs/ Start-ups; and large industries will only be considered if no MSME/Startup is found suitable for the development of this technology.
  4. MSMEs need to submit its UDHYOG AADHAR Number and Start ups need to submit its DIPP ( Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion) certificate for consideration in the respective category of TDF scheme.
  5. The funding will be through provision of grant-in-aid to industries that may work in collaboration with the academia or research institutions to carry out innovation, research and development.
  6. Submission of EoI doesn't guarantee PDD notification. PDD will be issued to shortlisted industries only after approval of competent authority.
  7. Suitable technical information will be provided to the Industries on submission of NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) during technical interaction meeting on 'need to know' basis.
  8. The company shall submit a compliance statement for all the eligibility requirements with necessary supporting documents for scrutiny.
  9. The current guidelines and policies promulgated normally allows to execute maximum of 2 concurrent projects through a Development Agency / Industry.
  10. The company shall submit all information about their executed / ongoing / applied projects under TDF scheme during the submission of EoI & DPR.
  11. Any Industry providing false information will be liable for action as per existing MoD guidelines

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