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Novel Color Depth Mapping Imaging Sensor System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76850
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
042233
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Novel Color Depth Mapping Imaging Sensor System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL06AA15C
Award Amount: $599,998.00
 

Abstract:

Autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic systems require information about their surroundings in order to navigate properly. A video camera machine vision system can supply position information of external objects, but no range information. Ideally, a system that, in one package, provides 3-dimensional relative information about external objects is needed. To this end, Nanohmics will develop a lightweight, compact, low power, low cost, modular sensor system that produces a depth map of the surroundings. By combining a color optical camera, a multi-element range finding system, and digital processing electronics, a single low cost sensor system can be designed to provide relative position and anti-collision information i.e. a 3-Dimensional Vehicle Imaging Sensor for Incident Obstacle Navigation (3D VISION MapperTM). The proposed system could, for example, be mounted on the long-neck mast near the PANCAMs and NAVCAMs on Martian robotic rovers.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Jamison
Principal Investigator
5123899990
kjamison@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Keith Jamison
President
5123899990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 East Oltorf St, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78741

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No