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Company Information:

Company Name: Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
City: Santa Barbara
State: CA
Zip+4: 93101-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (805) 966-3331

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,745,447.00 47
SBIR Phase II $22,151,031.00 31
STTR Phase I $337,690.00 3
STTR Phase II $480,976.00 1

Award List:

A GENERALIZED STRESS PARAMETER METHODOLOGY FOR THE SIMULATION FIDELITY EVALUATION OF SDI SYSTEM UGTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $49,886.00
Abstract:
Designing a nuclear survivable, military system does not consist only of putting together "hard" system components. the subsystem and system must be tested to verify hardness. given the difficult in simulating nuclear environments, hardness verification is probably the most difficult part of a… More

A HIGH RESOLUTION POSITION SENSITIVE DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $49,981.00
Abstract:
There is a current need to remotely and nondestructively identify nuclear sources within structures (objects) that are opaque to all but nuclear radiation. situational examples are the identification of nuclear space mines in the vicinity of ballistic missile defense satellites and nuclear weapons… More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PORT DIGITAL IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $49,980.00

A SOLID-STATE VISIBLE AND INFRARED MULTIPLIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Roger Stettner , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,942.00

A SOLID-STATE VISIBLE AND INFRARED MULTIPLIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Roger Stettner , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $530,150.00
Abstract:
The solid-state visible and infrared multiplier (svirm) detector will amplify the signal from a single visible or infrared photon, above readout noise, with low dark-current, making the photon detectable. the svirm uses a novel silicon structure. the advantages over contemporary state detectors are… More

Development of a Staring Underwater Laser Radar Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,985.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an innovative and proprietary multiple detector focal plane assembly (FPA) designed to be used for high resolution 3 dimensional imaging (staring) underwater laser radar. This FPA design has the fallowing characteristics: - Can be used to determine the time-of-arrival of a… More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTORADIOGRAPHIC DIGITAL IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $49,975.00
Abstract:
This is an application for an autoradiographic digital imager (adi). the adi is an innovative real-time imager, utilizing state-of-the-art image tube and solid-state detector array and microcurcuit technology, to acquire biopsy radiopharmaceutical spatial distrubutions. adi resolution is expected to… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A STARING UNDERWATER LASER RADAR RECEIVER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $49,985.00

High Quantum Efficiency Nd:YAG Photocathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Phd
Award Amount: $49,971.00

Super Sensitive Solid-State Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Phd
Award Amount: $51,525.00

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PORT DIGITAL IMAGER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This research will develop a port digital imager (pdi). the pdi is a monolithic, solid-state, detector array substitute for port film. because the solid-state electronics digitize the image, imaging software can be used in conjunction with the pdi to immediately enhance the image contrast. an… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A STARING UNDERWATER LASER RADAR RECEIVER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $477,478.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an innovative and proprietary multiple detector focal plane assembly (fpa) designed to be used for high resolution 3 dimensional imaging (staring) underwater laser radar. this fpa design has the following characteristics: can be used to determine the time-of-arrival of a… More

High Quantum Efficiency Nd:YAG Photocathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Phd
Award Amount: $496,302.00
Abstract:
Phase I will develop an advanced photocathode for high quantum efficiency, photon-counting sensitivity of 1.06 microsecond, Nd:YAG laser pulses. As far as maximum ladar range is concerned the proposed photocathode is equivalent to an increase of a factor of 15 in laser power. The photocathode is… More

Super Sensitive Solid-State Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Phd
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Phase I will develop a breakthrough in a Infrared (IR) detector, called the Super Sensitive Solid-State Infrared Detector because it: does not require indium bumping readout technology; can detect individual IR photons between 2 and 24 micrometers; is insensitive to gamma rays; has very low dark… More

Silicon Technology Retina Image Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Howard Bailey
Award Amount: $72,503.00
Abstract:
Currently, focal plane array (fpa) sensor technology requires reading out and digitizing each and every pixel on the fpa. in addition, all data processing is performed on a off-sensor digital computer. to utilize human-like vision in large-staring-array high-speed acquisition and tracking sensors,… More

Assessment and Training of Metacognitive Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Geiwitz, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,901.00
Abstract:
Metacognitive skills that involve the monitoring and control of cognitive skills like problem solving develop in expert executives and appear to lead to great improvement in the problem solving process. We propose to study the topic of metacognition to construct a conceptual model that has three… More

A SUPER RETINA ANALOG PARALLEL PROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $49,971.00
Abstract:
The front end preprocessor for human vision is the retina. by parallel edge processing, it transfers to the brain, in real-time, the essential characteristics of the scene being viewed. the brain then interprets the image outline and initiates behaviors. researchers are developing a very… More

The Development of a Laser Focal Plane Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $79,963.00

The Development of a Laser Focal Plane Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
Ladar is becoming increasingly important as a military surveillance, tracking and navigational tool. Current ladar systems use a single pixel combined with a mechanical, two-dimensional scanner to obtain an image. One laser pulse must be transmitted and received for each pixel in the image and… More

Development of a High Speed Crystallography Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
An important and developing protein-crystallography field is time-resolved crystallography using syDynamic crystallography, however, imposes challenging requirements on detectors. As with other areascrystallography, the x-ray sources are advancing much more rapidly than the detector technologies.… More

Development of a Real Time Crystallography Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $83,492.00

Solid State Tritium Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
A novel solid state detector has been designed to detect radioactive isotopes in gas. It will detect tritium in the atmosphere in concentrations as low as 0.1 microCuries per cubic meter (1 picoCurie for cubic centimeter) in au intense background environment containing gamma rays and neutrons. The… More

Smart Sensor Technology for Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Howard W. Bailey
Award Amount: $99,988.00

Smart Sensor Technology for Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Howard W. Bailey
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
Sensors, using a two-dimensional array of detectors, either in a passive or active mode to obtain two or three dimensional images, are increasingly being considered for target detection and tracking. In addition, because of the large information content of two- and three-dimensional images,… More

Development of a Real Time Crystallography Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $749,960.00
Abstract:
Protein and virus crystallography imposes stringent requirements on detectors, particularly at highsynchrotron sources. This application describes a very advanced detector that can be used for both hsynchrotron x-ray-source protein crystallography and for dynamic laue diffraction studies. The… More

The Development of a Laser Focal Plane Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an innovative and proprietary multiple detector focal plane assembly (FPA) designed to be used for high resolution 3 dimensional imaging (staring) underwater laser radar. This FPA design has the fallowing characteristics: - Can be used to determine the time-of-arrival of a… More

Fabrication of an Eye Safe, High Resolution Laser Radar FPA 3-D Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Howard Bailey
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
Currently, focal plane array (fpa) sensor technology requires reading out and digitizing each and every pixel on the fpa. in addition, all data processing is performed on a off-sensor digital computer. to utilize human-like vision in large-staring-array high-speed acquisition and tracking sensors,… More

Development of a Time Resolved X-Ray Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
An important and developing protein-crystallography field is time-resolved crystallography using syDynamic crystallography, however, imposes challenging requirements on detectors. As with other areascrystallography, the x-ray sources are advancing much more rapidly than the detector technologies.… More

Advanced Discrimination Ladar Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $66,920.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

The Fabrication and Testing of an Advanced Discrimination Ladar Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
This is a proposal for the fabrication and testing of an Advanced Discrimination Ladar Receiver (ADLR) and its associated 3-D imaging system. A time-slicing technology is incorporated in each pixel of a two-dimensional array. When a laser pulse returnsfrom one or more objects, a… More

Opto-Silicon-Integrated System for High-Resolution Real-Time Image Quality Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
There is a continuing need for high frame rate cameras with a large number of pixels in the image. These are desirable for targeting on high-speed aircraft, autonomous systems, smart missiles and a variety of high-speed vehicle applications and testingapplications. The proposed High Speed Vision… More

Synthesis of Laser Altimeter Waveforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
In Phase I we develop algorithms for extracting accurate reflective-surface information from 3-D flash ladar waveforms. These algorithms are then tested experimentally using existing 3-D flash ladar cameras available at ASC.In Phase II lessons learned in Phase I are used to fabricate a 3-D ladar… More

Opto-Silicon-Integrated System for High-Resolution Real-Time Image Quality Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $729,916.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for the design, fabrication, testing, delivery, and support at ARL of a high-speed high-resolution, real-time, adaptive-optics image-quality analysis system called the High Speed Vision System (HSVS). The proposed innovative smart-sensor technology allows the data on a 512 x 512… More

Low Cost Three Dimensional Laser Radar Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $728,197.00
Abstract:
Phase I Isolated two important scenarios for 3-D imaging micro-UAV applications, a long-range open area scenario and a shorter-range under foliage scenario. Readout integrated circuit (ROIC) designs were optimized for these two scenarios. In Phase II the Phase I ROICs will be fabricated and… More

Low Cost Three Dimensional Laser Radar Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $119,820.00
Abstract:
In Phase I the ROIC Unit Cell for an advanced but optimized 3-D ladar receiver is designed, simulated and laid out. The optimized design is the output of a system performance model and trade study whose input is the intended Army application. The unit cell is fabricated and tested in the optional… More

Ultra-Compact, High Range-Resolution LADAR for the Individual Soldier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $98,984.00
Abstract:
Using ASC's current 128 x 128 3-D imaging system, off-the-shelf optics and in-house compact laser designs a demonstration LS3DIS will be configured and tested. Practical issues will be addressed, and data will be used to tune a system performance model. System trade studies will be made using this… More

Ultra-Compact, High Range-Resolution LADAR for the Individual Soldier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
The Phase I study verified that a 3-D flash ladar weapon sight is feasible. This Phase II proposal is for an extremely advanced dual-sensor, multi-use system based on the Phase I study, a new weapon sight and modern warfighting concepts; the upgraded weapon sight serves also as a reconnaissance and… More

3D Visualization for Serpentine Robotic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $98,952.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts has developed a compact, flash ladar 3D camera. It's very small size makes it well suited to the serpentine robot. It is not a scanning ladar, but instead takes a 128x128 pixel image with a single flash of laser light and can acquire 30 frames per second. Photographs… More

Development of a 3D Flash LADAR Video Camera for Entry, Decent and Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley J. Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,876.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed a 128 x 128 frame, 3D Flash LADAR video camera capable of a 30 Hz frame rate. Because Flash LADAR captures an entire frame of data from a single pulse of light, platform motion and vibration will not affect the measurements. This is not true… More

Improvements to Sense and Avoid (SAA) Systems for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Program Manager/Sr Optical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR proposal ASC is offering to develop a UAV Sense and Avoid system that will combine ASC's existing Flash 3D video sensor with Carnegie Mellons 2D optical sensor and avoidance software. In Phase I, ASC, working with Carnegie Mellon, will collect UAV-relevant data with its existing Flash… More

Flash 3D Rendezvous and Docking Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bardley Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,880.00
Abstract:
3D Flash Ladar is a breakthrough technology for many emerging and existing 3D vision areas, and sensor improvements will have an impact on nearly all these fields. In addition ASC is partnering with many strategic large companies who have the experience and the history of commercialization. The… More

Flash 3D Enhancements for Autonomous Precision Landing and Hazard Detection and Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve Silverman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,625.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed a 128 x 128 frame, 3D Flash LADAR video camera which produces 3-D point clouds at 30 Hz. Flash Ladar Video Cameras are 3D vision systems that return range and intensity information for each pixel in real time. The ASC camera is the equivalent… More

Non-Mechanical LADAR for Improving The Helicopter Pilot's Situational Awareness in Reduced Visual Cue Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager
Award Amount: $79,967.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed non-mechanical LADAR imagers based on its patented array technology. Flash LADAR Video Cameras (FLVC) output 128x128 3D point clouds at video rates. The LADAR sensing that ASC has been pursuing is directly in-line with the approach and… More

Flash 3D Planetary Entry, Descent and Landing Sensor Hardening

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve Silverman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,889.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed a 128 x 128 frame, 3D Flash LADAR video camera which produces 3-D point clouds at 30 Hz. Flash Ladar Video Cameras are 3D vision systems that return range and intensity information for each pixel in real time. The ASC camera is the equivalent… More

Development of a 3D Flash LADAR Video Camera for Entry, Decent, and Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley W. Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,980.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed a 128 x 128 frame, 3D Flash LADAR video camera which produces 3-D point clouds at 30 Hz. Flash LADAR captures an entire frame of data from a single pulse of light, therefore platform motion and vibration will not affect the measurements. This… More

Enhanced Riverine and Coastal Sensors for Patrol Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steve Silverman, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. has developed a camera that takes a 3D image of an entire scene with a single flash of laser light. This Flash LADAR is capable of acquiring 30 three-dimensional images per second at a distance of several kilometers permitting true 3D movies to be made. Our… More

3D Visualization for Serpentine Robotic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Silverman, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $749,856.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts Inc. has developed a compact, 3D flash LADAR (3DFL) video camera. It is not a scanning LIDAR, but instead takes a 128x128 pixel image with a single flash of laser light and can acquire 30 frames per second. 3D images are obtained at over a kilometer with a very… More

Flash 3D Enhancements for Autonomous Precision Landing and Hazard Detection and Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Howard Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,804.00
Abstract:
With NASA's exploration initiative to return to Lunar Exploration and eventual human exploration of Mars, NASA has an increased need for advanced Autonomous Precision Landing and Hazard Detection and Avoidance solutions. Scanning LADAR and stereo video have significant shortcoming while ASC's Flash… More

Flash 3D Planetary Entry, Descent and Landing Sensor Hardening

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven Silverman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,171.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts Inc. (ASC) is a small business that has developed a number of 3D flash LADAR systems. Flash Ladar Video Cameras are 3D video cameras that return range and intensity information for each pixel in real time, and is functionally equivalent to 16000 range finders on one… More

Flash 3D Rendezvous and Docking Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,437.00
Abstract:
With NASA's exploration initiative to return to Lunar Exploration and eventual human exploration of Mars, NASA has an increased need for an Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (AR&D) solution. First generation rendezvous sensors used video guidance and required extensive human intervention and ground… More

Flash3D EDL Sensor Technology Advancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve Silverman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts Inc. (ASC) is a small business, which has developed a number of 3D flash LADAR systems. Flash Ladar sensors are 3D video systems that return range and intensity information for each pixel in real time, and is functionally equivalent to 16000 range finders on one chip. … More

Frequency Based Semi-Active Laser Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $69,819.00
Abstract:
This proposal makes use of ASC proprietary technology to solve the target/no-target discrimination problems associated with diffraction-caused laser beam divergence. Solutions are also offered for multiple target and countermeasure discrimination as well as for false target isolation caused by… More

Mitigation of USV Motions via Wave Sensing and Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University Rhode Island
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $69,931.00
RI Contact: St,phan T. Grilli
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has teamed with the Department of Ocean Engineering at The University of Rhode Island to devise a sensor suite and computer algorithm to predict ocean waves to aid autonomous boat navigation in heavy weather. The centerpiece of the sensor suite is a Lidar… More

Flash3D EDL Sensor Technology Advancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve Silverman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $594,862.00
Abstract:
3D Flash LIDAR is ideal for determining real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed, orientation, and range to the planet surface, as well as evaluating potential hazards at the landing site. The "framing camera" nature, of 3D Flash LIDAR systems, makes them well suited as hazard avoidance sensors for… More

Robust Flash 3D-FPA Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,929.00
Abstract:
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… More

Multi-Function Laser Radar (LADAR) for Rotorcraft Brownout and Cable Warning/Obstacle Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager
Award Amount: $97,131.00
Abstract:
ASC is involved in the Autonomous Vehicle community (air, ground and sea) and development of Future Combat Systems. The 3D Flash LIDAR camera developed under the proposed program will be the first step towards a commercial collision and hazard avoidance systems. Unique because it is compact and… More

Microladar collision avoidance and target detection technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barton Goldstein, Physcist
Award Amount: $99,834.00
Abstract:
The development of a very small LIDAR that takes a 3-dimensional image is proposed for small, unmanned airplanes. It will help remote pilots navigate in urban environments and be useful for target detection, terrain following, collision avoidance and landing assistance. The LIDAR will be less… More

Fast, High Resolution 3-D Flash LIDAR Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, President
Award Amount: $69,842.00
Abstract:
The benefits are both military and non-military. The components developed for this proposal will support UAV bathometry, mine identification and topographical mapping. This is proposal is focused on the development of an advanced, low-noise, high-performance, high-speed, large format ROIC and… More

Frequency Based Semi-Active Laser Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,844.00
Abstract:
Laser guided missiles home into their targets by the reflected light of a laser designator. The development of a laser seeker is proposed for installation aboard the missile that acquires a 3D image of the target. Its primary advantage is that it would reduce the frequency of near misses in which… More

Miniature Flash LIDAR for Helicopter UAV Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection in Complex Urban Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concept's (ASC) eye-safe 3D Flash LIDART cameras provide a breakthrough in 6DOF computations for UAS control systems. This 3D array technology has allowed ASC to produce compact non-mechanical LIDAR cameras that collect full frame 3D point clouds in a single FLASH (Flash… More

Non-Mechanical LADAR for Improving The Helicopter Pilot's Situational Awareness in Reduced Visual Cue Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $749,792.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed non-mechanical LADAR imagers based on its patented array technology. Flash LADAR Video Cameras (FLVC) output 128x128 3D point clouds at video rates. The LADAR sensing that ASC has been pursuing is directly in-line with the approach and… More

Miniature Laser Designator for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed 3D Flash LIDAR range finding cameras based on its patented 3DFPA technology and is producing high powered compact diode pumped lasers for Flash LIDAR. The purpose of the proposed Phase I SBIR is to develop a 30mJ 1.064 laser designator and 3D… More

Terminal Guidance for Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed a 3D camera that will provide a breakthrough in GNC sensing technology and is ideal for autonomous aerial refueling(AAR). In July 2009, ASCs DragonEye 3D Flash LIDARTM camera was in orbit for 16 days successfully imaging the Endeavor Orbiter… More

Light Weight Coastal Topographic/ Bathymetric Charting System for Naval Unmanned Airborne Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Howard Bailey, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development of a 3D Flash LIDAR, compact, lightweight, low-power UAV bathymetric and topographic mapping system. The system is called the Compact Hydrographic And Topographic Flash LIDAR System (CHAT-FLS). The proposal is focused on the development of a unique ROIC and… More

3D Flash LIDAR Real-Time Embedded Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
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… More

3D-FPA Hybridization Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,662.00
Abstract:
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… More

Microladar collision avoidance and target detection technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $747,933.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: 3D Cameras have many potential uses aboard UAVs and munitions including mapping, navigation, target location and identification, surveillance, collision avoidance and autonomous piloting of the aircraft. The 3D cameras suited to each of these applications differ. The purpose of the… More

Miniature Laser Designator for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $749,995.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has developed 3D Flash LIDAR range finding cameras based on its patented 3D focal plane array (FPA) technology and is producing high powered compact diode pumped lasers. Flash LIDAR Cameras (FLC) are 3D vision systems that return range and intensity… More

Fast, High Resolution 3-D Flash LIDAR Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Howard Bailey, Program Manager – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $1,493,492.00
Abstract:
The focus of the Phase II effort is the design, fabrication and testing of a high performance and high spatial resolution 3D Flash LIDAR focal plane. Design, fabrication and testing of the associated drive and output electronics are also included in the program. Lessons learned in Phase I, in… More

Imaging through low-visibility fire smoke for ship-board navigation of robotic fire-fighting systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univeristy of Calif Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Project Manager – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $149,786.00
RI Contact: Brad E. Paden
Abstract:
With the increased threat of shipboard fires, due to the use of composite structures, automated 3D fire control has become an important requirement. These sensors must provide fire detection and 3D localization that can trigger an automated firefighting response. Advanced Scientific Concept's… More

3D Flash LIDAR Real-Time Embedded Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve Penniman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,987.00
Abstract:
3D Flash LIDAR (3DFL) is ideal for determining real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed and orientation to the planet surface, as well as evaluating potential hazards at the landing. The "framing camera" nature of 3DFL systems makes them well suited as hazard avoidance and docking sensors… More

3D Flash LIDAR Space Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,677.00
Abstract:
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… More

Miniature Flash LIDAR for Helicopter UAV Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection in Complex Urban Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Program Manager – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $729,765.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concept's (ASC) eye-safe 3D Flash LIDAR cameras provide a breakthrough in 6DOF computations for UAS control systems. This 3D array technology has allowed ASC to produce compact non-mechanical LIDAR cameras that collect full frame 3D point clouds in a single FLASH (Flash… More

Terminal Guidance for Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roger Stettner, Presidnet – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $600,070.00
Abstract:
Autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) is an important capability for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to increase its flying range and endurance without increasing its size. In Phase I, Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) developed a novel tracking method that utilizes both 2D intensity and 3D… More

Robotics MobileRobot Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Brad Short, Program Manager
Award Amount: $117,973.00
RI Contact: JoAnn Stettner
Abstract:
Robots and rovers exploring planets need to autonomously navigate to specified locations. Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) and the University of Minnesota will develop a navigational system that employs an IMU and a 3D FLASH Lidar camera manufactured at ASC. The system will furnish both… More

3D Flash LIDAR EDL Resolution Improvement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Program Manager
Award Amount: $124,955.00
Abstract:
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… More

3D Flash LIDAR Space Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $691,646.00
Abstract:
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) is a small business that has developed 3D Flash LIDAR systems for space and terrestrial applications. 3D Flash LIDAR is ideal for determining real-time spacecraft trajectory, speed and orientation to the planet's surface, as well as evaluating potential… More

Detailed Lethality Assessments for Flight Test Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Barton Goldstein, Program Manager – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Defensive missiles are being developed to intercept reentry vehicles and tactical ballistic missiles before their conventional, chemical and nuclear warheads can reach their targets. Both hit-to-kill (HTK) interceptors and fragmentation warheads are being devised. The proposed R & D will… More

Fast, High Resolution 3-D Flash LIDAR Imager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Howard Bailey, Principal Investigator – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $1,403,518.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase II.5 program is to design, fabricate, test and calibrate a self-contained, 320 x 320 focal plane array, 3D LIDAR Underwater Camera (3D LUC) which will robustly function in an over-water, aircraft environment. The goal is to output three LUCs and components from the… More

Imaging through low-visibility fire smoke for ship-board navigation of robotic fire-fighting systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Bradley Short, Principal Investigator – (805) 966-3331
Award Amount: $480,976.00
RI Contact: Crystal B. Moore
Abstract:
The goals of this Phase II project are to develop a prototype vision system and demonstrate its capability of locating boundaries and obstructions, normally 15 feet away, within one second in scenarios containing smoke from a real fire. This vision system needs to be compact and lightweight. ASC… More