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Vision Based Navigation for SUGV

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97793
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-203-0033
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-203
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Vision Based Navigation for SUGV
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0220
Award Amount: $68,725.00
 

Abstract:

Accurate calculation of vehicle motion is difficult to accomplish; especially when travelling on rough terrain at high speeds. Motion sensing devices, such as a Global Positioning System (GPS) and an Inertial Navigation System (INS), are readily available but have undesirable disadvantages. Numerous situations exist in which robotic exploration is desired but without motion sensing such exploration is not possible. Therefore, alternative motion sensing capabilities are necessary. A visual motion sensing solution that is efficient in size, power consumption and performance is an approach to equip unmanned vehicles with such capabilities. The purposed solution will combine landmark detection/tracking and motion sensing image processing techniques with an optimal optical and electronic design to create a vision-based motion-sensing device that produces accurate motion calculations with minimal power consumption.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Heym
Sr. Software Engineer
2565620087
jason.heym@polarissensor.com

Business Contact:

David Chenault
President
2565620087
dbarnett@elintrix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No