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A SINGLE-VIEW, THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT RECOGNITION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10476
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10476
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A SINGLE-VIEW, THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT RECOGNITION SYSTEM
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,000.00
 

Abstract:

NASA NEEDS ROBUST, ACCURATE, AND EFFICIENT 3-D VISION SYSTEMS FOR SPACE STATION CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATIONS. THESE VISION SYSTEMS MUST BE ABLE TO OPERATE RELIABLY IN CLUTTERED ENVIRONMENTS HAVING POOR NATURAL ILLUMINATION AND CONTAINING POTENTIALLY MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF OBJECTS WHICH MAY BE MOVING. EXISTING VISION SYSTEMS USING CAMERAS ARE TOO INFLEXIBLE ANDSLOW. SIMILARLY, SYSTEMS EMPLOYING LASER RANGEFINDERS ARE SLOW AND SUFFER FROM SEVERE SIGNAL TO NOISE PROBLEMS. TO ADDRESS THESE NEEDS, KMSF PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A STATE-OF-THE-ART OBJECT RECOGNITION SYSTEM WHICH: DETERMINES OBJECT TYPE, LOCATION, AND ORIENTATION FROM A SINGLE VIEW. OPERATES IN POORLY-LIT ENVIRONMENTS CLUTTERED WITH MANY OCCLUDING OBJECTS. CAN DETECT A WIDE RANGE OF OBJECTS STORED IN ITS DATABASE. IS FAST ENOUGH TO TRACK OBJECT MOVEMENT BETWEEN FRAMES. CAN USE RUGGED, RELIABLE HARDWARE.

Principal Investigator:

Theodore B Ladewski
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kms Fusion Inc
3853 Research Park Dr Po Box 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