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Driver Assist Smart Alignment System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1017
Agency Tracking Number: A022-0348
Amount: $729,811.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A02-016
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2003-11-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-11-10
Small Business Information
1330 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States
DUNS: 083662916
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Struckhoff
 EO Systems Engineer
 (703) 683-8430
Business Contact
 Richard Riordan
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 683-8430
Research Institution

DCS Corporation's Phase I efforts have shown the technical feasibility for an accurate Driver Assist Smart Alignment System (DASAS). The DASAS replaces the on-the-ground spotters required for guiding the PLS and HEMTT/LHS vehicles to their "targets" during CROP loading operations. The "targets" are aircraft with logistical rail systems and ISO containers. The DASAS will provide real-time feedback to the driver, to include range to the target and misalignment (angular and linear) between the vehicle and the target. With our unique solution, the driver display is easy to interpret as well. The system will also warn the driver of any obstacles in the path of the vehicle. The system will be a new application of machine vision technology and will utilize commercial-off-the-shelf components. During Phase II of this effort, DCS Corporation will finalize our design for the electro-optical subsystem, the electrical subsystem, the ruggedized system packaging, and the system software. We will conduct laboratory and field experiments to refine the operation and image processing algorithms. Our Phase II efforts will culminate in the successful demonstration of a prototype DASAS.

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