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Development of a 3D Flash LADAR Video Camera for Entry, Decent and Landing

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83807
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
067076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Development of a 3D Flash LADAR Video Camera for Entry, Decent and Landing
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07QA51P
Award Amount: $98,876.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed a 128 x 128 frame, 3D Flash LADAR video camera capable of a 30 Hz frame rate. Because Flash LADAR captures an entire frame of data from a single pulse of light, platform motion and vibration will not affect the measurements. This is not true for any other laser-ranging system, such as scanning LIDAR. Additionally, with no moving parts, the system is smaller, lighter, and requires less power than traditional approaches. The proposed project will use an ASC camera in a flight test. Hazard identification, and Entry Decent and Landing applications will be investigated. Multiple data sets will be generated at various resolutions and frame rates. This data will be analyzed, and together with inputs from JPL scientists, will be used to breadboard the camera design for NASA applications. Industry inputs will define a pathway for space qualification. An optimized breadboard camera will be fabricated and delivered in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley J. Short
Principal Investigator
8059663331
bshort@advancedscientificconcepts.com

Business Contact:

Roger P. Stettner
President
8059663331
rstettner@advancedscientificconcepts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

EIN/Tax ID: 770149982
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No