3D Visualization for Serpentine Robotic Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0375
Agency Tracking Number: 06SB2-0406
Amount: $749,856.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: SB062-023
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
305 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
DUNS: 362223463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Silverman
 Senior Systems Engineer
 (805) 966-3331
Business Contact
 Roger Stettner
Title: President
Phone: (805) 966-3331
Email: rstettner@asc3d.com
Research Institution
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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