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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,988.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNG05CA43C
Award Id:
74439
Agency Tracking Number:
041861
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2545 W. 237th St., Suite K, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004279860
Principal Investigator:
MatheosKazantzidis
Principal Investigator
(310) 530-1416
alewis@broadatacom.com
Business Contact:
Mr. BurtWalker
CEO and President
(310) 530-5958
alewis@broadatacom.com
Research Institute:
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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