AUM/UUV-a Virtual Environment for Undersea Telepresence

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18208
Amount: $488,449.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 1306, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Schel)or
 (313) 995-9338
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Time-delays and limited sensory feedback of remote telerobotic systems tend to disorient teleoperators and dramatically decrease the operators\' performance. To eliminate these effects, Innovation Associates will design a Virtual Environment for Undersea Telepresence (VEUTel) system. The VEUTel system will correct the problems associated with low band- width feedback by totally immersing the operator in a virtual reality simulation of the remote telerobotic environment. The VEUTeI system will intercept operator commands and provide instantaneous graphical simulation of the effect of the command on the telerobot, while relaying the commands to the remote telerobot. The system will insure the integrity of the simulation by using visual and/or range updates from the remote environment to correct the simulated environment, if discrepancies between the simulated and remote environment occur.

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