A Novel Hemispherical and Dynamic Camera for EVAs

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$700,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX13CC83C
Agency Tracking Number:
114120
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X4.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Xigen, LLC
MD, Rockville, MD, 20852-3240
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
556593791
Principal Investigator:
Jason Geng
Principal Investigator
(301) 910-9788
xigenllc@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Jason Geng
Business Official
(301) 910-9788
xigenllc@gmail.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This SBIR project is to develop a novel Hemispherical and Dynamic Camera(HDC) with ultra-wide field of view and low geometric distortion. The novel technology we proposed would lead to ultra-compact, low-power, light weight, and high resolution hemispherical camera for EVAs. We successfully completed the Phase 1 project with a novel optical design, functional prototypes, extensive experimental results and commercialization potential. All Phase 1 objectives are met and exceeded.Phase 2 program will afford us to design and build a fully functional miniature EVA camera systems, and perform extensive tests for NASA's EMU and EVA applications. Capitalizing upon the breakthrough we have made thus far, we propose the following Phase 2 technical objectives:Objective 1: Design and build a fully functional prototype of the EMU camera system;Objective 2: Carry out extensive validation experiments and improve the EMU camera prototype;Objective 3: Design and build a prototype of EVA Smart PTZ camera;Objective 4: Carry out extensive validation experiments and improve EVA Smart PTZ prototype;Objective 5: Work closely with COTR to facilitate NASA applications and broad adoption of the Neo360 optics and Smart PTZ technologies developed under this SBIR;Objective 6: Pursue commercialization of the developed Neo360 and Smart PTZ technology.

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