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Real Time 3-D Modeling and Immersive Visualization for Enhanced Soldier…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A12A-003-0320
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12a-T003
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
Carnegie Robotics LLC
Ten 40th Street Pittsburgh, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Real Time 3-D Modeling and Immersive Visualization for Enhanced Soldier Situation Awareness
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-12-P-0148
Award Amount: $99,575.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a rapid mapping and 3-D visualization system especially suited for tunnels, urban"canyons", inside buildings and other environments where GPS may be poor or not available. The system includes mobile Sensor Nodes (mobile robots in our Phase I) that wirelessly supply compressed 3D range data and color imagery to a central Fusion Node. The Fusion Node runs 3D reconstruction and model-building algorithms, fusing data from one or more Sensor Nodes to generate an integrated model of the battlespace. Texture mapped 3D imagery, drawn from this model, is delivered to unit leader and soldier via Dismount Nodes (hand-held devices or Smartphones), allowing overhead and immersive display of the accumulated model. This capability enables a range of activities including mission planning, coordination between troops, and tactical rehearsals. During engagement the system helps increase situational awareness by allowing soldiers to"look through walls"and, if GPS is available, monitor their fellow team members"locations. Our system is based upon existing, proven technology: The robot, GPS-denied pose system and colorized laser sensor are Carnegie Robotics products. The 3D colorized modeling and dataset registration software sources from our Research Institution partner, Carnegie Mellon University"s NREC.

Principal Investigator:

David LaRose
Director, Software Eng
(412) 327-3970
dlr@carnegierobotics.com

Business Contact:

Dan Beaven
Controller
(412) 867-9443
dkbeaven@carnegierobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Carnegie Robotics LLC
Ten 40th Street Pittsburgh, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 300630355
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Carnegie Mellon University
National Robotics Eng. Ctr
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-
Contact: Joanne Kyriacopoulos
Contact Phone: (412) 681-6739