3-D LASER IMAGER

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,717.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6855
Agency Tracking Number:
6855
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 1869, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
SCOTT L STRODTMAN
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY FOR DESIGNING A 3-D LASER IMAGER CONSISTING OF A MODULATED LASER AND A HIGH-FREQUENCY VIDEO CAMERA THAT WOULD BE VERY COMPACT AND HAVE NO MOVING PARTS. THE PROPOSED 3-D LASER IMAGER WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY ONE-TENTH THE SIZE, WEIGHT, AND WOULD HAVE MUCH LOWER POWER REQUIREMENTS THAN MECHANICALLY DRIVEN 3-D LASER SCANNERS WITH COMPARABLE PERFORMANCE. THE PROPOSED IMAGER WILL BE MORE RUGGED, HAVE HIGHER RELIABILITY AND BE PRODUCIBLE AT LOWER COST THEN EXISTING 3-D LASER SCANNERS. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCKING SPACE STATION COMPONENTS, ASSEMBLY TASK AUTOMATION, PLANETARY SURFACE VEHICLE NAVIGATION (MARS ROVER), AND PLANETARY SAMPLE ACQUISITION WILL BE REVIEWED IN THE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS STUDY. ANALYSIS OF PACKAGING ALTERNATIVES AND POWER REQUIREMENTS AND SOURCES WILL CONSTITUTE A SECOND PART OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY. THE FINAL TASK WILL BE THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A COMPLETE 3-D LASER IMAGER WHICH WILL BE DOCUMENTED IN THE FINAL REPORT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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