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THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A LOW COST, OPTICAL TRIANGULATION TECHNIQUE FOR SENSING THE RANGE OF OBSTACLES AND DEPRESSIONS IN THE PATH OF A MOBILE ROBOT.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3886
Amount: $57,429.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
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Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1986
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Po Box 15052 - 224 N Campo St
Las Cruces, NM 88004
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Principal Investigator
 STEVEN M WARD
 (505) 523-4561
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Abstract

THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A LOW COST, OPTICAL TRIANGULATION TECHNIQUE FOR SENSING THE RANGE OF OBSTACLES AND DEPRESSIONS IN THE PATH OF A MOBILE ROBOT. THE PROPOSED APPROACH, WHICH IS LABLED RANGE DETERMINATION BY OPTICAL TRIANGULATION (RDOT), IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE A SMALL RANGEFINDING MODULE WHICH HAS NO MOVING PARTS. MULTIPLE MODULES CAN BE INTERFACED TO A STANDARD MICROCOMPUTER BUS FOR SENSING RANGE IN SEVERAL DIRECTIONS. EXPECTED ADVANTAGES INCLUDE LOW UNIT COST, FAST RESPONSE AND RELIABLE OPTERATION. THE IMPORTANT PHASE I OBJECTIVES ARE TO INVESTIGATE ANALOG AND DIGITAL DESIGN ALTERNATIVES AND TO SELECT A SINGLE APPROACH FOR PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION. PHASE I WORK IS ORGANIZED IN A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO SUPPORT ADVANCED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.

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