NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-2 A2.02-8328
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Compact High Power 3D LiDAR System for (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
3516 Seagate Way, Suite 140
Oceanside, CA 92056 - 2677
(760) 429-7117

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gerald H Kim
3516 Seagate Way, Suite 140
Oceanside, CA 92056 - 2677
(760) 429-7117

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ron Courtois
3516 Seagate Way, Suite 140
Oceanside, CA 92056 - 2677
(760) 815-3457

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Eotron has introduced an improved illumination source for 3D IR Laser Time-of-Flight (ToF) systems based on its patented 3D silicon technology originally developed to improve efficiency and power of solid state lasers. Using proprietary design, fabrication and thermal management techniques, Eotron developed a highly efficient and compact silicon package / assembly for both IR VCSEL and Laser Diode illumination sources that can be modulated in high peak power & high frequency to increase the range and resolution of a 3D IR LiDAR system. Eotron's 3D LiDAR system overcomes the limiting factors found in complex laser based systems while operating at less power consumption due to improved thermal management and a more efficient frequency driving method. In addition to these advantages, the 3D LiDAR system can reduce system size and weight by over 50%, while also lowering cost of manufacturing. Our system is ideal for applications requiring 3D long range, high resolution real time imaging in a light-weight and compact package.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Robotic Vision, Security and Safety Systems (Intruder Detection, Facial Recognition), Precision 3D Mapping, Terrain Mapping or Navigation, Computer Control.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Automotive Collision Avoidance Systems, Autonomous Drone Flight, Robotic Vision, Safety and Security Systems, Precision 3D Imaging, Computer Gesture Control.

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
Autonomous Control (see also Control & Monitoring)
Avionics (see also Control and Monitoring)
Lasers (Guidance & Tracking)
Lasers (Ladar/Lidar)
Manufacturing Methods
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Relative Navigation (Interception, Docking, Formation Flying; see also Control & Monitoring; Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Vehicles (see also Autonomous Systems)

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