SANTA BARBARA, CA Feb. 28
The lightweight, small form factor DragonEye integrated 3D FLC is being tested as a part of the DTO 701B payload. Capable of capturing a full array of 128×128 independently triggered 3D range pixels per frame up to 30 frames per second in real-time, the DragonEye is designed to be used for Automated Rendezvous and Docking (AR&D) and possible On-orbit Satellite Servicing (OSS). Tested on NASA’s STS-127 Endeavour orbiter and mounted on the STS-133 Discovery for additional tests, this same 3D sensor engine is used by NASA Langley Research Center as the core 3D sensor for Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance (ALHAT) efforts.
As the first 3D FLC in space, the non-mechanical DragonEye boasts ASC’s leading-edge technology advantages, including its Class I eye-safe lasers for illumination, real-time imaging without motion distortion to provide real-time input for guidance, navigation and control (GNC) systems.
ASC 3D FLC systems can be found in a wide range of applications, including Automotive, Defense, Surveillance, Robotics and Aviation. ASC’s patented, unique technology brings tremendous value to space-based applications.
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SOURCE Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.