SANTA BARBARA, CA, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
(ASC), the leading supplier of 3D Flash LIDAR cameras (3D FLC), proudly
announces the launch of its DragonEye 3D FLC on the final flight of
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 128x128 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)
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
"ASC has worked with NASA Langley, Johnson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
and commercial companies such as SpaceX and Ball Aerospace for many
years, creating and enhancing a non-scanning 3D capture technology for
space. We are confident this test run will be the final before the
DragonEye is regularly deployed for AR&D solutions," said Dr. Roger
Stettner, President and CEO of ASC. "The DragonEye 3D Flash LIDAR
camera allows new solutions for space, making unmanned or manned
autonomous rendezvous, docking and landing a reality."
Founded in 1987 and based in Santa Barbara, California, Advanced
Scientific Concepts, Inc. develops leading-edge 3D sensors technology
and cameras. With a wide range of customers from NASA to DoD to
commercial companies, ASC's proven technology and solutions provide the
foundation for automated 3D applications from mobile vehicles in air,
space or on the ground, to 3D videos for mapping, surveillance, games
or movies. The real-time 3D video images and streams can be captured
from 5cm to 5km with various fields of view. Visit www.asc3d.com for more information.
SOURCE Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
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