Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc (ASC) is a small business, which has developed a compact, eye-safe 3D Flash LIDARTM Camera (FLC) well suited for real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed, orientation measurements relative to the planet's surfaces and evaluating potential hazards during the critical landing sequence. Data collected using ASC's FLC at JPL's Mars Yard and in NASA ALHAT flight tests demonstrated that ASC Flash LIDAR system can meet the requirements for Entry Descent and Landing (EDLMore »
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.
Potential Non-NASA Commercial Applications 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 ImagingMore »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Pasadena, CA|
|Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.||Supporting Organization||Industry||Santa Barbara, CA|
This is a historic project that was completed before the creation of TechPort on October 1, 2012. Available data has been included. This record may contain less data than currently active projects.