High Resolution, Range/Range-Rate Imager

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ04JC33C
Agency Tracking Number: 035611
Amount: $69,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: F5.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford St., Burlington, MA, 01803-5168
DUNS: 049405111
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geert Wyntjes
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 273-2820
Business Contact
 John Bates
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (781) 273-2820
Email: bates@visidyne.com
Research Institution
Visidyne proposes to develop a design for a small, lightweight, high resolution, in x, y, and z Doppler imager to assist in the guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) of satellites as for a chaser-target vehicle type scenario. It could therefore be used for rendezvous, circumnavigation, inspection and docking. Key elements for the design are Visidyne?s patented imaging LADAR or monocular 3-D camera design and an innovative, CCD chip extracted from MIT/Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). A novel feature is the ability to cancel, null any gross relative motions between vehicles, thereby greatly improving on the achievable attitude, pose precision.

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