Long Range Optical Navigation

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$69,924.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1105
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Visidyne, Inc
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford St., Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Christian Trowbridge
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 273-2820
 chris@visidyne.com
Business Contact
 John Bates
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (781) 273-2820
Email: jwc@visidyne.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The large effective cross-section at optical wavelengths, of even small retroflectors makes them an attractive option for long distance ranging. Visidyne proposes to demonstrate, using an innovative combination of newly available optical component technologies, and advanced signal processing, the capability to range, measure range rate and bearing to a target satellite from initial acquisition to the docking phase. Unique about the proposed concept is that it can be optimized for a wide range of update rates from the very low at long distances to high during the critical docking phase.

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