APPLICATION OF ROBOTIC VISION IN A WEAPON SYSTEM-FEASIBILITY STUDY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4566
Amount: $498,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Vista Controls Corp.
27825 Fremont Ct, Valencia, CA, 91355
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald L Rambin
 (805) 254-4430
Business Contact
Phone: (805) 257-4430
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS STUDY WILL EXAMINE THE CONCEPTS INVOLVED IN USING VISION TO ENHANCE THE OPERATION OF A ROBOTIC AMMUNITION HANDLING SYSTEM (INTEGRATED SMART ARTILLERY SYNETHSIS, OR ISAS), AND WILL DEFINE THE TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT SUCH A SYSTEM. THE VISION SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE REAL-TIME INFORMATION TO AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT ON SYSTEM STATUS DATA (PRESENTLY SENSED BY SWITCHES OR NOT SENSED AT ALL) AND CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL PARAMETERS. THIS COULD REPLACE A MULTITUDE OF SYSTEM SENSORS NECESSARY TO INCORPORATE A HIGHER LEVEL OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND AUTONOMOUS OPERATION. PRESENT LARGE DATABASES WOULD BE REPLACED BY REAL-TIME INFORMATION ACQUISITION ALONG WITH GENERIC CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL ROUTINES AND AUTOMATIC SWITCHING LOGIC TO CONTROL AMMUNITION HANDLING IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT.

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