JANUARY 27, 2015
Transcend Awarded Two EPSCoR Projects
Transcend Engineering and Technology, LLC received Phase 0 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) support from Vermont EPSCoR for two projects in 2014–2015:
Improvement of Photogrammetric Measurement to Support Next Generation Manufacturing. With advances in high-resolution digital photography and fast data processing, it is now possible to quickly produce highly accurate digital 3D models of machine parts at low cost. These 3D renderings can be used to recreate undocumented replacement parts, or to assure manufacturing quality. Reflective surfaces, however, present a challenge to accurate rendering. Transcend Engineering will research novel approaches to lighting, image acquisition, and data pre-processing to overcome these difficulties and produce accurate models of smooth parts.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Deployable Sensor for Methane. Transcend Engineering will conduct laboratory tests to assess a potential new light source for measuring methane (CH4) via mid-range infrared absorption spectroscopy. The results will be used to determine the feasibility of achieving extremely limited size, weight, and power requirements in a device deployable via small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a program designed to fulfill the National Science Foundation's (NSF) mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide.
Support provided by Vermont EPSCoR with funds from the National Science Foundation Grant EPS-1101317. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Transcend Engineering develops innovations in sensing and instrumentation for geotechnical, oceanographic, atmospheric, transportation, and security uses. They are located in Bethel, Vermont.