NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 A3.02-8875
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Autonomy of the National Airspace Systems (NAS)
PROPOSAL TITLE: 3D Flash LIDAR All Weather Safety

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - 1674
(805) 966-3331

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ardit Velia
avelia@asc3d.com
135 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - 1674
(805) 966-3331 Extension :115

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
JoAnn Stettner
jstettner@asc3d.com
135 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - 1674
(805) 966-3331 Extension :122

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Autonomy of the National Airspace Systems (NAS) is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
ASC has tested the LIDAR in diverse weather conditions (rain and fog) and has created landing maps, but has not done the two simultaneously. A number of algorithms for landing site evaluation have been developed, but none of those algorithms have been evaluated for adverse weather conditions. This effort will allow for the acquisition of data and the evaluation of algorithms, so that the architecture for a Phase II prototype can be developed for use in diverse weather conditions.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This sensor will increase the success of NASA operations such as:
Rover Mobility and Navigation
Topographical Mapping
Mars Landed Exploration
Exploration of Moons (ALHAT, Jupiter Icy Moons)
Asteroid and Comet Rendezvous and Sample Return
ISS Rendezvous and Docking (*Figure 19)
Space Situational Awareness
Rock Abundance and Distribution Maps

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Commercial applications include collision avoidance to save pedestrians and prevent vehicle damage, Mid-Air Refueling, Surveillance, Terrain Mapping, Autonomous Navigation for unmanned ground, air and surface vehicles. The 3D maps created by the system will be useful to avoid automobile accidents and guide robots for Hazard Material Detection and Handling.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
3D Imaging
Air Transportation & Safety
Algorithms/Control Software & Systems (see also Autonomous Systems)
Autonomous Control (see also Control & Monitoring)
Infrared

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