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A Real Time High Resolution Tetherless Optical Tracking System

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
PhaseSpace Inc.
1937 A Oak Park Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Real Time High Resolution Tetherless Optical Tracking System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N61339-01-C-0083
Award Amount: $449,883.00


"The goal is to advance optical motion tracking technology to meetMarine Corps requirements for accuracy in weapon aiming andprovide immersive tracking for shipboard training at anaffordable cost.PhaseSpace identified technological improvements in Phase I allowa motion capture system to capture a Marine and weapon in a tenfoot (three meter) on edge volume with .040 inch (one mm)resolution. Under Phase II, PhaseSpace will advance eachcomponent of the system and achieve a system cost of $25,000.The total cost of this effort is $450,000 with 6,000 hoursexpected out of full time and contract personnel. The bulk ofthe design and development work will be completed within sixmonths of the start date, with testing, debugging, applicationsand software tools taking another six to twelve months.The following Phase II Options will facilitate work ongoing atONR, PMTSYS or the US ARMY.1. Create a simple training application to validate the use ofthe system2. Deploy one or two systems for evaluation on land.3. Test the system onboard a Naval vessel.4. Create hybrid LED modules with accelerometers on the markers.BENEFITS: PhaseSpace expects this work to be combined with commercial and government applications to allow better input of motion and 3D information directly into the target systems. Current optical tracking systems tend to be bulky, expensive andnon-scalable. By creating a low cost scalable solution PhaseSpace expects to enable new appl

Principal Investigator:

Tracy McSheery
Chief Technology Officer

Business Contact:

Charles Luther
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Phasespace, Inc.
1937 A Oak Park Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No