NON-CONTACTING RANGING SYSTEMS FOR COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$469,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4301
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Quantic Industries Inc.
990 Commercial St, San Carlos, CA, 94070
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Oliver J Edwards
(415) 595-1100
Business Contact:
() -
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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