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A 180 DEGREE FIELD-OF-VIEW FOVEAL AND PERIPHERAL CAMERA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17460
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17460
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: A 180 DEGREE FIELD-OF-VIEW FOVEAL AND PERIPHERAL CAMERA
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $197,665.00
 

Abstract:

WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW (FOV) CAMERAS TO DATE HAVE BEEN PLAGUED BY DISTORTION WHICH LIMITS THEIR USE IN TELEROBOTIC OPERATIONS. ONE REASON FOR THIS DISTORTION HAS BEEN THE NEED TO PROJECT A HEMISPHERICAL IMAGE ONTO A FLAT PLANE. Q-DOT PROPOSES A UNIQUE IMAGING SYSTEM WHICH UTILIZES A HEMISPHERICAL FOCAL PLANE TO MINIMIZE DISTORTION. THIS FOCAL PLANE SERVES TO INTERFACE WIDE FOV, FLY-EYE OPTICS TO A FLAT CCD IMAGER THROUGH A SPHERICAL OPTIC AND A PIXELATED LIGHT GUIDE. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT CAMERA BUILT IN PHASE I WILL DEMONSTRATE THIS TECHNIQUE. ACCURACY AND PRODUCIBILITYWILL ALSO BE ASSESSED. KEY ELEMENTS OF A PROTOTYPE CAMERA WILL BE DESIGNED AND FABRICATED IN PHASE II. THE COMPLETE WIDE FOV CAMERA SYSTEM WILL DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF FUTURE TELEROBOTIC OPERATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

David W. Gardner
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-dot Inc.
1069 Elktron Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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