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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$197,665.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
17460
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-dot Inc.
1069 Elktron Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 David W. Gardner
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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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