NASA SBIR 2007 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 07-1 X2.01-8759
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking Sensors
PROPOSAL TITLE: Flash 3D Rendezvous and Docking Sensor

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
305 E. Haley Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - 1723
(805) 966-3331

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Bardley Short
bshort@asc3d.com
305 E. Haley Street
Santa Barbara , CA 93101 - 1723
(805) 966-3331

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 1 to 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
3D Flash Ladar is a breakthrough technology for many emerging and existing 3D vision areas, and sensor improvements will have an impact on nearly all these fields. In addition ASC is partnering with many strategic large companies who have the experience and the history of commercialization. The compact, low power 3D Flash Ladar sensor developed on this project will have application in areas such as:
1. Collision avoidance
2. Pedestrian Safety
3. Surveillance
4. Terrain Mapping
5. Autonomous Navigation
6. Smart intersection
7. Radar brakes
8. Robotics
9. Machine Vision
10. Hazard Material Detection and Handling
11. Underwater 3D Imaging
12. Sub Nanosecond Dynamic Imaging.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The 3D Flash Ladar (3DFL) technology improvements developed on this project can support future Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking as well as EDL missions for lunar or planetary exploration. Not only will the sensor be able to generate 6 Degree-Of-Freedom data but it can also support hazard mapping and navigation as well as other terrain mapping requirements. The camera includes a fog, dust and liquid penetration mode, which will allow landing and navigation in hazardous conditions. This sensor will increase the success of NASA operations such as:
1. Rendezvous and Docking
2. Situational awareness
3. Mars Landed Exploration
4. Exploration of Moons (ALHAT, Jupiter Icy Moons)
5. Asteroid and comet rendezvous and sample return
6. Rock abundance and distribution maps
7. Topographical mapping
8. Rover mobility and navigation

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
3D Flash Ladar is a breakthrough technology for many emerging and existing 3D vision areas, and sensor improvements will have an impact on nearly all these fields. In addition ASC is partnering with many strategic large companies who have the experience and the history of commercialization. The compact, low power 3D Flash Ladar sensor developed on this project will have application in areas such as:
6. Collision avoidance
7. Pedestrian Safety
8. Surveillance
9. Terrain Mapping
10. Autonomous Navigation
11. Smart intersection
12. Radar brakes
13. Robotics
14. Machine Vision
15. Hazard Material Detection and Handling
16. Underwater 3D Imaging
17. Sub Nanosecond Dynamic Imaging.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Optical
Perception/Sensing


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