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
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
594
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ard Corp
5550 Sterrett Place, Columbia, MD, 21044
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ANDREW D. LECOCQ
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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