THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF A NOVEL ROBOTIC INTERFACE THAT PROVIDES RELIABLE AND EFFECTIVE AUTOMATIC POSITIONING OF DEVICES DURING MISSIONS IN SPACE.

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
609
Agency Tracking Number:
609
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2326 Fieldingwood Road, Maitland, FL, 32751
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
HAROLD R. DESSAU
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF A NOVEL ROBOTIC INTERFACE THAT PROVIDES RELIABLE AND EFFECTIVE AUTOMATIC POSITIONING OF DEVICES DURING MISSIONS IN SPACE. THE ROBOTIC INTERFACE COMPUTES VERNIER POSITION COMMANDS IN TILT, DISPLACEMENT, RANGE AND ROATATION FROM LOW RESOLUTION VISION INPUTS. WHILE WORKING WITH A TELEOPERATION SYSTEM TO GUIDE IT TO THE PROXIMITY OF ITS TARGET OBJECT IT IS CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING RENDEZVOUS AND DOCKING, ASSEMBLING STRUCTURES OR PERFORMING REWORK AND REPAIR TASKS INVOLVING MACHINING OR WELDING. THE LOW RESOLUTION VISION SYSTEM IS SIMPLE, RUGGED, LIGHTWEIGHT AND INEXPENSIVE. IT RELIES ON SIGNATURE FEATURES WHICH MUST BE COMPUTED EXTERNALLY AND WHICH ARE OPTIMIZED FOR EACH PARTICULAR ASSIGNED TASK.

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