The technology can be adapted in a multitude of ways. The computing platform is scalable, such that the number, resolution, and sensitivity of the cameras can be leveraged to improve image resolution and field of view. Miniaturization efforts can be pursued to shrink the package down for better mobility. Power savings studies can be performed to enable unattended, remote sensing packages. Image compression and transmission technologies can be incorporated to enable an improved telepresence experience.
This work was done by Eric F. Prechtl of Axis Engineering Technologies, Inc., and Raymond J. Sedwick of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for Johnson Space Center. For further information, contact the JSC Innovation Partnerships Office at (281) 483-3809.
In accordance with Public Law 96-517, the contractor has elected to retain title to this invention. Inquiries concerning rights for its commercial use should be addressed to:
Axis Engineering Technologies, Inc.
One Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone No.: (617) 225-4414
Fax No.: (617) 225-4439
Refer to MSC-23977-1, volume and number of this NASA Tech Briefs issue, and the page number.