APPLICATION OF ROBOTIC VISION IN A WEAPON SYSTEM-FEASIBILITY STUDY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$498,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4566
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ronald L Rambin
(805) 254-4430
Business Contact:
(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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