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Guidance and Navigation Using Sun, Stars, and Light Video Recognition

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74439
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
041861
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Broadata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Guidance and Navigation Using Sun, Stars, and Light Video Recognition
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG05CA43C
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

NASA requires innovative guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) technology that addresses the high performance, reliability, power and volume requirements of future Earth Science (ES) missions. Specifically, ES architectures will include platforms of varying size and complexity in a number of mission trajectories and orbits. Novel approaches for autonomous control of large fleets of spacecraft, rockets, balloons and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are desired. Special interest is apportioned to augmenting and providing alternatives to GN&C, relative range and attitude determination during close formation, and proximity operations using video image processing technology. Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) proposes a novel vision-based attitude determination and relative range GN&C system called Guiding Stars, Sun and Light (GSSL). It is based on an innovative, real-time, video image, point distance set based, recognition technology that works well with the problem at hand.

Principal Investigator:

Matheos Kazantzidis
Principal Investigator
3105301416
alewis@broadatacom.com

Business Contact:

Mr. Burt Walker
CEO and President
3105305958
alewis@broadatacom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Brodata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th St., Suite K Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954817646
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No