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Three Dimensional Situational Awareness Sensor to Assist Descent and Landing of…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115100
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
TetraVue, Inc
663 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #316 San Marco, CA 92078-3973
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Three Dimensional Situational Awareness Sensor to Assist Descent and Landing of the Mars Lander Spacecraft
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CE64P
Award Amount: $124,897.00
 

Abstract:

In order to address NASA's needs identified in the RFP, TetraVue proposes the use of a unique, non GPS and non-observer position dependent 3D sensor system to achieve both high lateral and depth resolution during the landing phase of the EDL. The system uses a nanosecond-class laser strobe to illuminate the scene and capture the 3D data in a single shot and is thus insensitive to motion of the observe or the scene. The approach can utilize off-the-shelf focal plane arrays to acquire high resolution, 3D data for a rapid and accurate craft landing and topographical hazard assessment. Phase I will result in a laboratory demonstration of TetraVue's technology to address the speed and range requirement of the program and bring the TRL level from 3 to 4. Phase II will demonstrate a breadboard prototype capable of performing demonstration experiments with realistic mission parameters and bring the TRL level from 4 to 5.

Principal Investigator:

Bodo Schmidt
Principal Investigator
8586833582
bodo.schmidt@tetravue.com

Business Contact:

Paul S. Banks
CEO, President
8582430700
paul.banks@tetravue.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tetravue
663 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, #316 San Marcos, CA 92078-3973

EIN/Tax ID: 262893119
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No