This sensor will increase the success of NASA operations such as: - Mars Landed Exploration - Exploration of Moons (ALHAT, Jupiter Icy Moons) - Asteroid and Comet Rendezvous and Sample Return - ISS Rendezvous and Docking (manned & unmanned) - Space Situational Awareness - Extravehicular Robotic Camera - Rock Abundance and Distribution Maps - Topographical Mapping - Rover Mobility and Navigation NASA Langley Research Center has purchased two of ASC's existing FLVC systems for performing laboratory, field, and airborne test and evaluation of this technology for use on the ALHAT program. A FLC been deployed for EDL helicopter and high altitude fixed wing experiments, and has shown excellent results. ASC is continuing to develop and improve its line of 3D Flash LIDAR systems, one of which successfully flew on the Endeavor (STS-127) for AR&D testing.
ASC is pursuing many non-NASA applications. - Collision/Pedestrian Avoidance - Automotive Collision Avoidance - Helicopter landing in Brown-Out Conditions, Mid-Air Refueling - Surveillance - Terrain Mapping - Autonomous Navigation for Unmanned Vehicles - Smart intersection - Robotics and Machine Vision - Underwater 3D Imaging - Sub Nanosecond Dynamic Imaging - 3D Sports Imaging