Miniature Flash LIDAR for Helicopter UAV Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection in Complex Urban Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,983.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-11-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-036-1524
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-036
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TetraVue, Inc
663 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd #316, San Marcos, CA, 92078
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828357488
Principal Investigator:
Paul Banks
President
(858) 243-0700
paul.banks@tetravue.com
Business Contact:
Paul Banks
President
(858) 243-0700
paul.banks@tetravue.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
There is a great need for the ability to quickly acquire 3D coordinate and image data in real-time for many applications. Current technologies such as 3D scanners or flash LADAR have limitations that have prevented cost-effective solutions, particularly for robotic and UAV applications where cost, size, and power draws are significant factors. As part of this SBIR Phase I, TetraVue will demonstrate a new high resolution camera technology that can achieve meter-class range resolution at distances up to 200 m and 10 cm-class range resolution at 30 m distance. This system will provide this performance over a 90 degree FOV with imagery and coordinate measurements, using a low cost, 640 x 512 sensor array. TetraVue's technology provides a straightforward path to a high resolution, lightweight, low cost solution for use in 3D terrain mapping for autonomous rotorcraft.

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