3D Visualization for Serpentine Robotic Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,856.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0375
Award Id:
76904
Agency Tracking Number:
06SB2-0406
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
305 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362223463
Principal Investigator:
StevenSilverman
Senior Systems Engineer
(805) 966-3331
ssilverman@asc3D.com
Business Contact:
RogerStettner
President
(805) 966-3331
rstettner@asc3d.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Advanced Scientific Concepts Inc. has developed a compact, 3D flash LADAR (3DFL) video camera. It is not a scanning LIDAR, but instead takes a 128x128 pixel image with a single flash of laser light and can acquire 30 frames per second. 3D images are obtained at over a kilometer with a very compact, ASC-designed, 15 millijoule eye-safe laser. Both the 3DFL video camera and the laser, with innovative modifications, can be compressed to fit within the serpentine robot performance and size envelope using a unique, modular sensor-design approach. The modular approach supports many potential CONOPS. This Phase II proposal provides a detailed plan to fabricate a prototype, serpentine-robot 3DFL camera. Motivation and background are also provided which illustrate the practicality of the sensor solution as well as the expertise and fabrication experience of the ASC team.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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