Guidance and Navigation Using Sun, Stars, and Light Video Recognition

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNG05CA43C
Agency Tracking Number: 041861
Amount: $69,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: E2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2545 W. 237th St., Suite K, Torrance, CA, 90505-5229
DUNS: 004279860
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matheos Kazantzidis
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 530-1416
 alewis@broadatacom.com
Business Contact
 Burt Walker
Title: CEO and President
Phone: (310) 530-5958
Email: alewis@broadatacom.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NASA requires innovative guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) technology that addresses the high performance, reliability, power and volume requirements of future Earth Science (ES) missions. Specifically, ES architectures will include platforms of varying size and complexity in a number of mission trajectories and orbits. Novel approaches for autonomous control of large fleets of spacecraft, rockets, balloons and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are desired. Special interest is apportioned to augmenting and providing alternatives to GN&C, relative range and attitude determination during close formation, and proximity operations using video image processing technology. Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) proposes a novel vision-based attitude determination and relative range GN&C system called Guiding Stars, Sun and Light (GSSL). It is based on an innovative, real-time, video image, point distance set based, recognition technology that works well with the problem at hand.

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