Vision Based Navigation for SUGV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$68,725.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0220
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-203-0033
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-203
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
129074840
Principal Investigator
 Jason Heym
 Sr. Software Engineer
 (256) 562-0087
 jason.heym@polarissensor.com
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Title: President
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Email: 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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