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Multiple-Channel Holographic Cinematography (MHC)

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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1997 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
North Dancer Labs, Inc.
4049 Williston Road South Burlington, VT 05403-0604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Multiple-Channel Holographic Cinematography (MHC)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,848.00


The ability to store and analyze a continuous sequence of high resolution images of a ballistic event has tremendous benefits in determining the ballistic limits for laminated carbon fiber materials. When the ability to store these images in a 3-D format is introduced, the volume of data that can be extracted from each image is far more than any single photograph. Unlike photography or direct digital imaging, holography offers the ability to store these events in a 3-D format so that high resolution images can be digitized at different depths of field and viewpoints. To meet this need, North Dancer Labs, Inc. (NDL) proposes in Phase I to develop a unique Multiple-view Holographic Cinematography (MHC) recorder capable of capturing 3-D images and interferograms at kHz repetition rates. These can be played back, scanned through depth, and digitized for tomographic analysis to evaluate the displacement, true trajectory and velocity of projectiles and particles, as well as target deformatin. A holographic movie can also be played back for viewing with stereo glasses on a monitor so that the viewers can see the event in 3-D while adjusting the image to scan the event in depth. During Phase I, NDL will conduct tests at Wright-Patterson AFB Labs of actual shots to demonstrate proof of principle of a Multiple-view Holographic Cinematography camera and establish a design for Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Lysogorski

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North Dancer Labs, Inc.
P O BOX 99 Shelburne, VT 05482

EIN/Tax ID: 030348436
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No