Vision Based Navigation for SUGV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$68,725.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0220
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-203-0033
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-203
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
129074840
Principal Investigator:
Jason Heym
Sr. Software Engineer
(256) 562-0087
jason.heym@polarissensor.com
Business Contact:
David Chenault
President
(256) 562-0087
dbarnett@elintrix.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Accurate calculation of vehicle motion is difficult to accomplish; especially when travelling on rough terrain at high speeds. Motion sensing devices, such as a Global Positioning System (GPS) and an Inertial Navigation System (INS), are readily available but have undesirable disadvantages. Numerous situations exist in which robotic exploration is desired but without motion sensing such exploration is not possible. Therefore, alternative motion sensing capabilities are necessary. A visual motion sensing solution that is efficient in size, power consumption and performance is an approach to equip unmanned vehicles with such capabilities. The purposed solution will combine landmark detection/tracking and motion sensing image processing techniques with an optimal optical and electronic design to create a vision-based motion-sensing device that produces accurate motion calculations with minimal power consumption.

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