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LASER NAVIGATION FOR TACTICAL ROBOTIC VEHICLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
4198
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4198
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave Anaheim, CA 92802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LASER NAVIGATION FOR TACTICAL ROBOTIC VEHICLES
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $30,000.00
 

Abstract:

RELIABLE AND ASSURED MEANS OF POSITION DETERMINATION IS NEEDED FOR TACTICAL ROBOTIC VEHICLES. ROBOTIC PILOTAGE TECHNIQUES SUCH AS LASER SCANNING CN ACCOMPLISH OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE AND SHORT RANGE PATH PLANNING. DEAD RECKONING TECHNIQUES CAN HANDLE DLONGER TERM NAVIGATION, HOWEVER, DRIFT AND ERROR BUILDUP DEVELOP OVER TIME WHICH CAN CAUSE LOSS OF THE CRITICAL POSITION REFERENCE. THIS STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF TERRAIN CORRELATION USING LASER RANGEFINDER INPUTS AS A MEANS OF UP-DATING ON-BOARD NAVIGATION SYSTEMS FOR TACTICAL ROBOTIC VEHICLES. PHASE I WILL DEVELOP AND TEST COMPUTER SIMULATIONS, AND ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY AND CONCEPT FOR A PHASE II HARDWARE DEMONSTRATION.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Drap
7147580300

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave Anaheim, CA 92802

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