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COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
4209
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4209
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optima Systems Inc.
One North Ave Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ADVANCES IN ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY HAVE LED TO A NEED OF COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS FOR MOBILE ROBOTS. A COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM USES A MULTITUDE OF NON-CONTACT, SHORT RANGE, DISTANCE MEASUREMENT SENSORS INTERFACED TOGETHER TO COLLECT DISTANCE AND BEARING INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE ROBOT. PRESENTLY, NO SUITABLE DISTANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS EXIST FOR THIS APPLICATION. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INEXPENSIVE, MODULAR, SHORT RANGE, DISTANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR MOBILE ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS. THE METHOD OF MEASUREMENT INVOLVES MEASURING THE PHASE DELAY EXPERIENCED BY AN AMPLITUDE MODULATED LIGHT SOURCE AS IT TRAVELS TO AND FROM A TARGET SURFACE. THE PHASE DELAY IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE TARGET DISTANCE. THE SYSTEM IS EASILY INTERFACED TO A CENTRAL PROCESSOR AND CONTROLLER.

Principal Investigator:

J ottney & r hoffman
6172733055

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optima Systems Inc
One North Ave Burlington, MA 01803

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