What we did
We designed and built the Vision Navigation Sensor (VNS) and the high definition Docking Camera, which are two key components of the STORRM system.
The VNS provides game-changing innovation by using eye-safe flash LIDAR to image a target and calculate with precise accuracies for range, bearing, alignment and orientation data. The docking camera provides high-resolution color imagery. Working together, these sensors provide real-time 3D images with a resolution 16 times higher than previous space shuttle sensors.
This innovative technology development effort is led by NASA’s Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Project Office at NASA Johnson Space Center in partnership with NASA Langley Research Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and Ball.