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Optical Relative Attitude Sensor for Short-Range Navigation

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56384
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013105
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISIDYNE, INC.
99 S. Bedford St, Suite 103 Burlington, MA 01803-5145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Optical Relative Attitude Sensor for Short-Range Navigation
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS9-01161
Award Amount: $69,607.00
 

Abstract:

Visidyne proposes to investigate a unique concept for a burst-modulated, flood-illumination LADAR to accomplish the 3-D imaging necessary to implement an effective short-range relative attitude sensor for the final phase of spacecraft rendezvous and docking. Recent advances in the areas of high-power laser diode technology and gateable CCD or CMOS array detectors promise to provide a cost-effective imaging LADAR sensor that can detect passive targets at relatively long range and over a wide field-of-regard. Bearing and range to the target will be calculated for input to the spacecraft guidance computer for fully automated rendezvous and docking.

Principal Investigator:

Christian Trowbridge
Principal Investigator
7812732820
chris@visidyne.com

Business Contact:

John W. Bates
Treasurer
7812732820
bates@visidyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Visidyne, Inc.
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford Street Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042453227
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No