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A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING AND INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR INSIDE-TANK ROBOTICS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17567
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17567
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING AND INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR INSIDE-TANK ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

MOBILE ROBOT SYSTEM NAVIGATION IS A DIFFICULT PROBLEM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. OUTSIDE NAVIGATION USING COMPUTER VISION-BASED METHODS REQUIRES RECOGNITION OF VARIABLE TERRAIN FEATURES OR THE USE OF A RADIO LOCATION SYSTEM SUCH AS A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM. INDOOR NAVIGATION IS TYPICALLY ACCOMPLISHED WITH A COMBINATION OF PROXIMITY SENSORS (USUALLY SONIC) AND ARTIFICIAL GUIDANCE TARGETS IMPLEMENTED INTO THE MACHINE'S ENVIRONMENT (BAR CODES, WIRES, OR RETROREFLECTIVE TARGETS). NAVIGATION INSIDE AN ALREADY MADE, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS CONTAINMENT CHAMBER CANNOT BE READILY ACCOMPLISHED BY USING THESE APPROACHES. IN THIS PROJECT, THE PHASE I EFFORTS ADDRESS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING AND INSPECTION SUBSYSTEM OPERATIONAL IN SUCH ENVIRONMENTS, AND THE COUPLING OF THE SYSTEM TO AN "INSIDE-TANK" MOBILE ROBOTICS SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Charles J. Jacobus
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Business Contact:

Mrs. Heidi N. Jacobus
3136882567
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cybernet Systems Corp.
1919 Green Rd Suite B-101 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No