Hand-Held Multi-Sensor Capture, Data Fusion and 3D Imagery System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-08-M-0077
Agency Tracking Number: N081-045-1050
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-045
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
13620 Merriman Road, Livonia, MI, 48150
DUNS: 176513604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas MacKenzie
 (734) 367-0430
Business Contact
 Karen Brehob MacKenzie
Title: Vice President
Phone: (734) 367-0430
Email: karen@mobile-intelligence.com
Research Institution
It has long been a maintenance and modernization problem with the time, man-power and resources required to fix and upgrade ships in the fleet. Prior to submarines entering the depot, extensive engineering and production planning is required to verify the current state of existing equipment and configurations since rarely do ships match the construction drawings. This causes a serious dilemma when ships are to be retrofitted with new equipment and maintenance teams are unable to properly install such equipment when it doesn’t “fit”. This research proposes to solve this problem by developing and demonstrating a hand-held combination laser scanning, camera and imagery system for shipboard engineering personnel to scan areas of interest and output a 3D point-cloud. These images and sensor data will be used to generate engineering drawings to identify the size and separation of equipment and structures. Using a feature recognition tool, this capability will aid future design and modeling of shipboard spaces. Engineers can render the engineering diagrams in rotational 3Dimensional views. This data can be used for engineering changes, modernization, intelligent information gathering and life-cycle support initiatives, to improve ship maintenance and decrease down time.

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