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A 180 DEGREE FIELD-OF-VIEW FOVEAL AND PERIPHERAL CAMERA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17460
Amount: $197,665.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1069 Elktron Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David W. Gardner
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Research Institution
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Abstract
WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW (FOV) CAMERAS TO DATE HAVE BEEN PLAGUED BY DISTORTION WHICH LIMITS THEIR USE IN TELEROBOTIC OPERATIONS. ONE REASON FOR THIS DISTORTION HAS BEEN THE NEED TO PROJECT A HEMISPHERICAL IMAGE ONTO A FLAT PLANE. Q-DOT PROPOSES A UNIQUE IMAGING SYSTEM WHICH UTILIZES A HEMISPHERICAL FOCAL PLANE TO MINIMIZE DISTORTION. THIS FOCAL PLANE SERVES TO INTERFACE WIDE FOV, FLY-EYE OPTICS TO A FLAT CCD IMAGER THROUGH A SPHERICAL OPTIC AND A PIXELATED LIGHT GUIDE. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT CAMERA BUILT IN PHASE I WILL DEMONSTRATE THIS TECHNIQUE. ACCURACY AND PRODUCIBILITYWILL ALSO BE ASSESSED. KEY ELEMENTS OF A PROTOTYPE CAMERA WILL BE DESIGNED AND FABRICATED IN PHASE II. THE COMPLETE WIDE FOV CAMERA SYSTEM WILL DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF FUTURE TELEROBOTIC OPERATIONS.

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