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HIGH PERFORMANCE VIEW-GENERATED DATABASE FOR WORLD MODEL DEFINITION AND UPDATE

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6730
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6730
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kms Fusion Inc
PO Box 1778 Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE VIEW-GENERATED DATABASE FOR WORLD MODEL DEFINITION AND UPDATE
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $493,450.00
 

Abstract:

AUTONOMOUS AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC SYSTEMS WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN FUTURE SPACE ACTIVITIES. TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE, THESE SYSTEMS MUST INCORPORATE EXTENSIVE, GEOMETRIC KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT - KNOWLEDGE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS WORLD MODEL. BECAUSE MUCH OF THE SPACE STATION WILL BE DEFINED IN TERMS OF CAD/CAM DATA, A WORLD MODEL MUST BE COMPATIBLE WITH CAD/CAM FORMATS AND AT THE SAME TIME ABLE TO ASSIMILATE UPDATES FROM SENSORY DATA. NO CURRENTLY PROPOSED COMPUTER DATABASE, SUITABLE FOR WORLD MODEL, HAS THE CAPABILITY OF PERFORMING THIS TASK IN A REALISTIC TIME FRAME. TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES, KMSF WILL DEVELOP A HIGH PERFORMANCE VIEW-GENERATED DATABASE THAT WILL DIRECTLY ASSIMILATE MULTIPLE RANGE AND CAMERA IMAGES, TAKEN AT DIFFERENT VIEWS, INTO A WORLD MODEL. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE BASED ON A NOVEL DATA STRUCTURE, THE POLYTREE, ORIGINALLY USED IN THE COMPUTER GRAPHICS AREA, AND CONCEIVABLY, WILL BE SUPPORTED ON A MASSIVELY PARALLEL PROCESSING SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE, SUCH AS THE N-CUBE, BBN BUTTERFLY, OR AIS-5000.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Jerry L Turney

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kms Fusion Inc.
3853 Research Park Dr Pob 1567 Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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