HOLOGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT OF TELEPRESENCE IN SPACE

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,951.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5155
Agency Tracking Number:
5155
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2500 Maryland Rd, Willow Grove, PA, 19090
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
FLOYD A. GLENN
INVESTIGATOR
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IN THE SPACE ENVIRONMENT, MANY TASKS MUST BE PERFORMED THROUGH TELEOPERATION OF REMOTELY CONTROLLED DEVICES. CURRENTLY, OPERATORS TRANSMIT CONTROL COMMANDS TO REMOTE MANIPULATORS WHILE VIEWING THE WORLD ON CONVENTIONAL TV MONITORS. THE MONITORS DO NOT PROVIDE A FEELING OF ON-SCENE PRESENCE BUT INSTEAD PRODUCE A PERCEPTION OF REMOTENESS BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF DEPTH INFORMATION COMBINED WITH REDUCED RESOLUTION AND CONTRAST. THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES, SUCH AS HOLOGRAPHY AND STEREOGRAPHY, ENHANCE TELEPRESENCE WITH THE ADDITIONAL ARRAY OF VISUAL INFORMATION. OF THESE TWO TECHNOLOGIES, HOLOGRAPHY APPEARS TO BE MORE SUITABLE FOR THE REMOTE CONTROL TASK SINCE IT INTRINSICALLY PRESERVES MOTION PARALLAX. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGING AS A TELEPRESENCE AID IN A SPACE ENVIRONMENT. THE INVESTIGATION WILL FOCUS ON STATE-OF-THE-ART HOLOGRAPHY, NASA TELEOPERATOR CONTROL TASKS, AND NASA OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS AND WILL CULMINATE IN AN ANALYSIS OF THE FEASIBILITY OF HOLOGRAPHY FOR CLOSED-LOOP, CONTINUOUS CONTROL WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS FOR ENHANCED TELEOPERATIONS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government