3D Visualization for Serpentine Robotic Systems
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Advanced Scientific Concepts Inc. has developed a compact, 3D flash LADAR (3DFL) video camera. It is not a scanning LIDAR, but instead takes a 128x128 pixel image with a single flash of laser light and can acquire 30 frames per second. 3D images are obtained at over a kilometer with a very compact, ASC-designed, 15 millijoule eye-safe laser. Both the 3DFL video camera and the laser, with innovative modifications, can be compressed to fit within the serpentine robot performance and size envelope using a unique, modular sensor-design approach. The modular approach supports many potential CONOPS. This Phase II proposal provides a detailed plan to fabricate a prototype, serpentine-robot 3DFL camera. Motivation and background are also provided which illustrate the practicality of the sensor solution as well as the expertise and fabrication experience of the ASC team.
Small Business Information at Submission:
ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS, INC.
305 E. Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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