3D Flash LIDAR Real-Time Embedded Processing

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,987.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX12CA76C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105430
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CA, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-1674
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362223463
Principal Investigator:
Steve Penniman
Principal Investigator
(805) 966-3331
asc@asc3d.com
Business Contact:
JoAnn Stettner
Business Official
(805) 966-3331
jstettner@advancedscientificconcepts.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
3D Flash LIDAR (3DFL) is ideal for determining real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed and orientation to the planet surface, as well as evaluating potential hazards at the landing. The "framing camera" nature of 3DFL systems makes them well suited as hazard avoidance and docking sensors for EDL and AR & D. 3DFL can provide a direct, real-time measurement of the altitude of the spacecraft during descent as well as surface relative velocity and orientation, while simultaneously mapping terrain topography to identify landing hazards and provide localization information. ASC has developed the core technology for Flash LIDAR with its 3D-FPA hybrid, but 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 developing a new 3D Flash LIDAR camera architecture that allows for embedded processing of 3D Flash LIDAR point clouds.Advanced Scientific Concepts Inc. (ASC) is a small business that has developed a number of 3D flash LADAR systems and has twice successfully flown 3DFL cameras (DragonEyes) on space shuttle (STS 127 and 133) Rendezvous and Docking DTO missions with the ISS; the first 3DFL in space.

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