3D Flash LIDAR Real-Time Embedded Processing

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CG94P
Agency Tracking Number: 105430
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
CA, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-1674
DUNS: 362223463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Short
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 966-3331
 bshort@asc3d.com
Business Contact
 JoAnn Stettner
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 966-3331
Email: jstettner@asc3d.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) is a small business, which has developed a compact, eye-safe 3D Flash LIDARTM Camera (FLC) well suited for real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed, orientation measurements relative to the planet's surfaces and evaluating potential hazards during the critical landing sequence. Data collected using ASC's FLC at JPL's Mars Yard and in NASA ALHAT flight tests demonstrated that ASC Flash LIDAR system can meet the requirements for Entry Descent and Landing (EDL). Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-127), SpaceX and ASC demonstrated the DragonEye Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (AR & D) Flash LIDAR solution in low earth orbit, the first Flash LIDAR in space. ASC has developed the core technology for Flash LIDAR with its 3D-FPA hybrid and would like to work with NASA to further enhance the functionality of the 3D sensor by adding embedded image enhancement and classification algorithms. For this SBIR solicitation, ASC is proposing embedded processing, for image enhancement and hazard identification, of 3D Flash LIDAR point clouds.

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