NON-CONTACTING RANGING SYSTEMS FOR COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4301
Amount: $469,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
990 Commercial St, San Carlos, CA, 94070
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Oliver J Edwards
 (415) 595-1100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FOR ROBOT APPLICATIONS, METHODS ARE PROPOSED FOR SENSING AND MEASURING THE RANGE AND BEARING OF OBSTACLES OR POTENTIAL OBSTACLES, USING ELECTRO-OPTICS TECHNIQUES. CONVENTIONAL ACOUSTIC OR RADAR RANGEFINDING WILL NOT SUFFICE FOR THIS PURPOSE, BUT THE USE OF STRUCTURED LIGHT AND/OR TRACKING OF THE CONJUGATE DISTANCE OF THE IMAGED SCENE IS SHOWN TO BE A FEASIBLE AND USEFUL APPROACH. THE PROPOSED MODULE WILL OUTPUT RANGE AND AZIMUTH OF THE NEAREST REFLECTIVE ELEMENT, AROUND THE HORIZON. THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES ARE: TO REFINE THE PROBLEM DESCRIPTION, IN THE CONTEXT OF PRACTICAL NEARTERM TECHNOLOGY; TO ANALYTICALLY AND EXPERIMENTALLY EVALUATE A HALFDOZEN DESCRIBED CANDIDATE SYSTEMS APPROACHES; AND TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM PLAN FOR HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTEGRATED MODULE DESIGN IN A PHASE II EFFORT.

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