THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A LOW COST, OPTICAL TRIANGULATION TECHNIQUE FOR SENSING THE RANGE OF OBSTACLES AND DEPRESSIONS IN THE PATH OF A MOBILE ROBOT.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$57,429.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
3886
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Optics Inc
Po Box 15052 - 224 N Campo St, Las Cruces, NM, 88004
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 STEVEN M WARD
 (505) 523-4561
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A LOW COST, OPTICAL TRIANGULATION TECHNIQUE FOR SENSING THE RANGE OF OBSTACLES AND DEPRESSIONS IN THE PATH OF A MOBILE ROBOT. THE PROPOSED APPROACH, WHICH IS LABLED RANGE DETERMINATION BY OPTICAL TRIANGULATION (RDOT), IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE A SMALL RANGEFINDING MODULE WHICH HAS NO MOVING PARTS. MULTIPLE MODULES CAN BE INTERFACED TO A STANDARD MICROCOMPUTER BUS FOR SENSING RANGE IN SEVERAL DIRECTIONS. EXPECTED ADVANTAGES INCLUDE LOW UNIT COST, FAST RESPONSE AND RELIABLE OPTERATION. THE IMPORTANT PHASE I OBJECTIVES ARE TO INVESTIGATE ANALOG AND DIGITAL DESIGN ALTERNATIVES AND TO SELECT A SINGLE APPROACH FOR PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION. PHASE I WORK IS ORGANIZED IN A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO SUPPORT ADVANCED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.

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