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F-22 Data Compression

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67539
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-101-1067
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Defense Research Associates, Inc.
3915 Germany Lane Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: F-22 Data Compression
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-4208
Award Amount: $99,964.00
 

Abstract:

The F-22 Raptor aircraft has been re-designated as the F/A-22 to reflect its expanded ground attack mission. This critical mission is supported by a targeting system with an image database. The F/A-22 is arguably the most sophisticated weapon system in the world. Its ground attack capability is not limited by aircraft or weapon characteristics, but by the amount of imagery that can be transmitted to and stored by the targeting system. Compressing the data can alleviate this limitation, provided that the compression technique does not degrade the image data to the point where it is not useful. The DRA team has developed revolutionary compression technology that will substantially improve F/A-22 ground attack capability. DRA will prove the concept is viable by compressing data from the synthetic aperture radar and showing that image quality as measured by appropriate metrics is not substantially degraded in the reconstructed image. DRA will then design an embedded software implementation of the compression algorithm suitable for integration into the radar processor during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

James Utt
Principal Investigator
9374311644
jutt@dramail.com

Business Contact:

Ray Trimmer
Vice President
9374311644
rtrimmer@dramail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 310970718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No