You are here

Panoramic Stereoscopic Video System for Remote-Controlled Robotic Space Operations

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ04JC36C
Agency Tracking Number: 034906
Amount: $69,200.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: F5.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-01-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-07-19
Small Business Information
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108-3728
DUNS: 021804661
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Scire
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 528-9806
Business Contact
 Michael Serio
Title: President
Phone: (860) 528-9806
Research Institution
This Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of providing panoramic stereoscopic images for remote-controlled robotic space operations using three fixed-position cameras. Remote-controlled robot operations are an important element in orbital and planetary space missions. Advanced display systems can greatly enhance the effectiveness of these operations. In the system proposed here, human operators will be immersed in a virtual environment composed of a mosaic of stereoscopically encoded images. The operators will readily view 3-dimensional images of the robot?s workspace over a full hemisphere. The panoramic stereoscopic imaging will be achieved through an innovative optical design, employing three of NASA?s Panoramic Refracting Optics, each providing a hemispherical view to one camera. The proposed system will be simple, lightweight, energy efficient, and will contain no moving parts. It will therefore be compatible with space launch and environmental requirements. The proposed system will increase the effectiveness of NASA?s robotic operations during orbital and planetary missions, and directly addresses the subtopic need to ?improve the robotic teleoperator?s efficiency through advanced display systems.?

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government