WITH RECENT ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS AND THE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED SERVO-MECHANISMS, TELEOPERATED SYSTEMS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY FEASIBLE FOR APPLICATIONS IN OUTER SPACE.

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 594
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ard Corp
5550 Sterrett Place, Columbia, MD, 21044
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ANDREW D. LECOCQ
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Research Institution
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Abstract
WITH RECENT ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS AND THE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED SERVO-MECHANISMS, TELEOPERATED SYSTEMS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY FEASIBLE FOR APPLICATIONS IN OUTER SPACE. ONE OF THE MORE ADVANCED INTERFACE DEVICES EMPLOYED FOR EFFECTIVE TELEOPERATOR CONTROL IS A 3-D IMAGING AND VIEWING SYSTEM WHICH PROJECTS SLIGHTLY DISPARATE VIDEO IMAGES WITH DEPTH CUES TO AN OPERATOR'S EYES. THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT IS TO SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF A FLEXIBLE VIEWING SYSTEM THAT COULD BE TAILORED IN A DYNAMIC MANNER TO FIT THE TASK BEING VIEWED. THIS RESEARCH EXAMINES THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SELECTED VIEWING SYSTEM PARAMETERS AND HUMAN VISUAL CAPABILITIES THROUGH THREE SETS OF EXPERIMENTS: UNDER STATIC CONDITIONS,TARGET MOVEMENT CONDITIONS, AND CAMERA MOVEMENT CONDITIONS.

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