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IDENTIFYING, LOCATING AND TRACKING OBJECTS BY DETECTING PRE-AFFIXED COLORED…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11907
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11907
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Innovision, Inc.
9581 Ridgehaven Court San Diego, CA 92123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: IDENTIFYING, LOCATING AND TRACKING OBJECTS BY DETECTING PRE-AFFIXED COLORED TARGETS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AMERICAN INNOVISION PROPOSES TO MEET THE SENSING AND PERCEPTION REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 5.01 WITH A NOVEL COMBINATION OF TRACKING TARGETS, HARDWARE AND ALGORITHMS WHICH WOULD SIMULTANEOUSLY IDENTIFY, LOCATE AND TRACK MANY OBJECTS VIEWED BY A PAIR OF COLOR VIDEO CAMERAS. THE KEY INNOVATION IS THE USE OF PRE-AFFIXED MULTI-COLORED TRACKING TARGETS, AND A HARDWARE PREPROCESSOR FOR RAPIDLY IDENTIFYING THEM UNDER VARIABLE ILLUMINATION. COMPARED WITHALTERNATE TECHNOLOGIES THIS SYSTEM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING FOURADVANTAGES. FIRST, HIGH CAPACITY: HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF OBJECTS COULD BE IDENTIFIED AND DOZENS TRACKED SIMULTANEOUSLY. SECOND, HIGH SPEED: THE IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION AND THREE-AXIS ORIENTATION OF DOZENS OF OBJECTS COULD BE DERIVED EVERY 60TH OF A SECOND. THIRD, EASE OF PROGRAMMING: THE PROPOSED DESIGN IS INHERENTLY SELF-TEACHING. FINALLY, LOW COST: THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULDREQUIRE TWO LOW-COST COLOR CAMERAS AND ONE BOARD BUILT WITH OFF-THE-SHELF LSI AND VLSI COMPONENTS. THE ANTICIPATED POSITIONAL ACCURACY IS PLUS OR MINUS SEVERAL MILLIMETERS AT A RANGE OF 10 METERS. IN PHASE I WE PROPOSE TO BUILD AND TEST A PROTOTYPE WHICH HAS ALL THE CAPABILITIES OF THE FINAL SYSTEM EXCEPT REAL-TIME TRACKING.

Principal Investigator:

Jose R. Torre-buen
President
6195609355

Business Contact:

Alan j. grant
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
6195609355
Small Business Information at Submission:

American Innovision, Inc.
9581 Ridgehaven Court San Diego, CA 92123

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