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Imaging through low-visibility fire smoke for ship-board navigation of robotic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-021-0333
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T021
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Imaging through low-visibility fire smoke for ship-board navigation of robotic fire-fighting systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-M-0392
Award Amount: $149,786.00
 

Abstract:

With the increased threat of shipboard fires, due to the use of composite structures, automated 3D fire control has become an important requirement. These sensors must provide fire detection and 3D localization that can trigger an automated firefighting response. Advanced Scientific Concept's (ASC) eye-safe 3D Flash LIDAR cameras provide a unique 3D imaging solution for fire suppression systems. 3D Flash LIDAR (3DFL) is a near infrared 3D imaging sensor that can penetrate fog and smoke. ASC has developed 3D LIDAR staring array imagers based on its patented 3DFPA technology that output 128x128 3D point clouds at video rates. The proposed effort will leverage the ASC"s on-going development work, with a focus on producing a autonomous 3D fire sensor that will provide navigation and 3D localization of shipboard fires. To answer the Navy"s request for a sensor that can image through smoke, ASC is proposing to combine its 3D sensing capability with UCSBs image processing and path planning algorithms. In Phase I, ASC will demonstrate the 3D sensing capability and create a Phase I system concept to be built and tested in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley Short
Project Manager
(805) 966-3331
bshort@asc3d.com

Business Contact:

Roger Stettner
Presidnet
(805) 966-3331
rstettner@asc3d.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 770149982
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univeristy of Calif Santa Barbara
552 University Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-
Contact: Brad E. Paden
Contact Phone: (805) 893-8000