THE REQUIREMENT FOR ANGLE MEASUREMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF TRANSLATION IS NOT UNCOMMON, YET TRADITIONAL ANGLE ENCODERS DO NOT ACCOMMODATE TRANSLATION, EVEN WHEN THE MEASUREMENT ANGLE IS SMALL.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
878
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Optelecom, Inc.
15940 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM H. CULVER
(301) 840-2121
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE REQUIREMENT FOR ANGLE MEASUREMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF TRANSLATION IS NOT UNCOMMON, YET TRADITIONAL ANGLE ENCODERS DO NOT ACCOMMODATE TRANSLATION, EVEN WHEN THE MEASUREMENT ANGLE IS SMALL. THE PROPOSED TECHNICAL APPROACH INVOLVES A NOVEL POSITION ENCODING ARRANGEMENT IN WHICH AN ABSOLUTE POSITION MEASUREMENT IS DERIVED FROM A SINGLE WIDE ENCODED TRACK WITH A NOVEL PATTERN OF DARK AND LIGHT BARS IMAGED ONTO A DETECTOR ARRAY ARRANGED PERPENDICULAR TO THE BARS. OPTELECOM PROPOSES TO DOCUMENT FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS, DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY ANGLE ENCODER DESIGN, WRITE A COMPUTER MODEL TO PREDICT DEVICE PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOP A PHASE II PROGRAM PLAN.

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