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Plenoptic Camera Based Single Aperture Passive Rangefinder

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82470
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-002-1358
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-7511
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Plenoptic Camera Based Single Aperture Passive Rangefinder
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-07-C-6524
Award Amount: $69,926.00
 

Abstract:

Nanohmics proposes to design an electro-optical imaging device capable of determining the range to individual objects in a scene without the use of active emitters or multiple apertures. The novel, automated, handheld imaging system is based on a plenoptic camera design, and will be simple to use, providing the range to selected objects in the field of view. The optical system can be adapted to visible imaging devices as well as infrared focal plane arrays. The system will be designed so that it is inexpensive, easy to use by the individual Marine warfighter, rugged, and low in maintenance. The user will be able to view objects in a real-time high resolution color image of the scene, and then switch to range mode and obtain real-time range to objects in a slightly lower-resolution grayscale image - even if those objects are moving. Nanohmics will develop a custom optical system along with embedded digital signal processing electronics and a unique opto-mechanical design; and develop firmware/software algorithms for determining range to objects within the system field-of-view. Optionally the processed image will be coupled with automatic target detection and recognition algorithms.

Principal Investigator:

Byron Zollars
Chief Scientist
5123899990
bzollars@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Keith Jamison
President
5123899990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOHMICS, INC.
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No