LASER NAVIGATION FOR TACTICAL ROBOTIC VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$30,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4198
Agency Tracking Number:
4198
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1515 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert Drap
(714) 758-0300
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RELIABLE AND ASSURED MEANS OF POSITION DETERMINATION IS NEEDED FOR TACTICAL ROBOTIC VEHICLES. ROBOTIC PILOTAGE TECHNIQUES SUCH AS LASER SCANNING CN ACCOMPLISH OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE AND SHORT RANGE PATH PLANNING. DEAD RECKONING TECHNIQUES CAN HANDLE DLONGER TERM NAVIGATION, HOWEVER, DRIFT AND ERROR BUILDUP DEVELOP OVER TIME WHICH CAN CAUSE LOSS OF THE CRITICAL POSITION REFERENCE. THIS STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF TERRAIN CORRELATION USING LASER RANGEFINDER INPUTS AS A MEANS OF UP-DATING ON-BOARD NAVIGATION SYSTEMS FOR TACTICAL ROBOTIC VEHICLES. PHASE I WILL DEVELOP AND TEST COMPUTER SIMULATIONS, AND ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY AND CONCEPT FOR A PHASE II HARDWARE DEMONSTRATION.

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