Abstract:Presently, scanning and zooming of imaging optics is achieved with bulky mechanical gimbals or using multiple focal plane arrays and associated optics to cover the wide field of view. These approaches are not only expensive in terms of power, size and weight, but also costly. … more
Abstract:… brushless motor will be developed to TRL 6. High temperature scoop and joint will also be developed to TL 6. Aside from Venus exploration, other potential NASA and non-NASA applications for an extreme temperature motor include actuation of fluid pumps, gimbals, robotic… more
Abstract:The objective of this effort is to reduce the weight of the cryocooler system, improve the efficiency of the cryocooler system, provide multiple cryocooler temperatures, and improve the configuration of the gimbaled flexible joint. At first glance, this set of claims seems… more
Abstract:Gimbaled sensor technology and unmanned air vehicle (UAV) guidance systems have advanced to the point where sensor-guided UAV flight operations can become reality. Mosaic ATM proposes a unique predictor-corrector framework for achieving persistent tactical seeability, a measure… more
Abstract:… their becoming practical for many applications. BCS must be smaller, lighter and more stable to fully realize the potential of new laser device technologies. Phase I of this SBIR, entitled OTHELA (Optimized Tactical HEL Architecture), provided an on-gimbal beam control… more
Abstract:…ons in military and commercial fields. Current methodology of employing FLIR or video imaging sensors to search and acquire potential targets is time and power consuming since continuous scanning in a wide FOV and zooming in a local interest area is performed using a gimbaled or… more
Abstract:Future missile detection systems will require improved thermal management for cooling gimbal-mounted sensors and optics. Current systems utilize cryocoolers placed on the gimbal, which necessitates the cryocooler heat to be rejected directly from the gimbal. A far superior… more
Abstract:…. The filter will estimate both states and parameters. The integrated system employs a sensor measures solar chordwidths and angles between planets, stars and the sun vector.
The proposed sensor is is called the Twin Quad Sensor (TQS). Two independently gimbaled telescopes … more
Abstract:Ross-Hime Designs, Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota is pleased to present its Phase II proposal. The Phase I SBIR "Low Cost Light-Weight Seeker Gimbals" was a stunning success. Designed specifically for the Army's current, active, funded effort the Joint Air Common Missile… more
Abstract:Biometrics in moving maritime environments presents some unique challenges. Even if the naval shipboard sensor is in a complex gimbaled mount for stabilization, the inherent motion of the smaller craft in which the subjects of interest are located means the system must deal with… more
Abstract:SimWright Inc. proposes a capability to georegister objects for gimbaled hyperspectral systems in: surveillance, reconnaissance, and tracking modes while enabling targeting. The concept proposes significant georegistration error reduction between features commonly identified in… more
Abstract:… determination; and, will demonstrate these functions in our free space optical, lasercom testbed (LaserFirer testbed). However, the algorithms, calibration processes, and software/firmware developed for this SBIR Phase II program can be applied to any gimbaled or … more
Abstract:Aerophysics, together with subcontractor Raytheon Missile Systems, proposes to develop a Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) based on the proven AIM-9X Sidewinder missile gimbaled seeker. The LSIS will combine an AIM-9X-derived imager with an autonomous attitude determination… more
Abstract:… for an inertial measurement unit (IMU) which is low-cost, rad-hard, modular, low-power, and compatible for use with aiding sensors (e.g., GPS and star-tracker) in order to provide accurate position and attitude determination which is suitable for MDA on-gimbal… more
Abstract:Chatten Associates proposes to develop a Geo-Indexed Gimbaled Instrument: a stabilized gimbal with a camera and laser range finder payload that is capable of precisely geo-locating anything in its view. The instrument can be easily integrated onto a variety… more
Abstract:… is based on a microbolometer array, and a novel lens system with wide and narrow FOV settings. The capabilities range from recognizing people at 500 ft to imaging vessels from the same distance. Prototypes to be constructed for each camera will be integrated with a gimbal and… more
Abstract:Cloud Cap Technology is proposing to develop a stabilized pan tilt zoom camera gimbal system for the Coyote sonobuoy tube launched UAV. Cloud Cap is the maker of the Piccolo autopilot, which is used in many UAV systems, including the prototype of the Coyote. In the spring of… more
Abstract:BJG mirror systems provide a significant cost reduction for advanced weapon seeker applications. Using a new generation of signal processing, advanced embedded algorithms, and low-cost MEMS inertial sensors, the team of CDI and Professor Kevin Craig from Rensselaer propose an integrated… more
Abstract:… acquisition without requiring setup of nearly all sensors and cabling. Segments of the wireframe geometry and acquisition setup will also be generated automatically. Aircraft down times will be reduced dramatically. The system will utilize one or more robotic carts with … more
Abstract:A novel non-contact approach is proposed for the direct measurement of mirror or antenna angular displacement in azimuth and elevation. This approach is uniquely suited for implementation in systems where the angular displacement is estimated or implied by an indirect method that has inherent error… more
Abstract:…, optically steerable laser device pointed to the angular bearing of a track and used to confirm target presence and measure its range. Until recently, this was not practical because such a laser device would require a fine tracker system and a very precise gimbal housing. … more
Abstract:The Gimbal-stabilized Compact Hyperspectral Imaging System (GCHIS) fully integrates multi-sensor spectral imaging, stereovision, GPS and inertial measurement, gimbal-stabilization, and gimbal-pointing-and-tracking capabilities into a compact light weight package. Advanced… more
Abstract:… elusive human dismounts in complex urban terrain. iRobot will develop the UGV; CMU will develop the UAV; and iRobot and CMU will jointly develop techniques to enable the UGV and UAV to cooperate. The UAV will be equipped with multispectral cameras on a gimbaled,… more
Abstract:…, inexpensive and reliable. These systems often have a pointing system that consists of a fine-steering mirror (FSM), typically a small high-bandwidth two-axis optic and a course-steering mirror (CSM), typically a full-aperture large-travel optic or a gimballed telescope… more
Abstract:… loads, and high reliability. The continuous flow nature of the turbo-Brayton cycle allows heat to be transported many meters from the cryocooler to thermal interfaces. In addition, the cryocooler can be configured with ultra-flexible tubes to provide heat transport from … more
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