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Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System (PMMDIS)

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
PhaseSpace Inc.
1937 A Oak Park Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System (PMMDIS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9201-09-C-0151
Award Amount: $98,386.00


PhaseSpace will develop a Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification system leveraging hardware and software developed for the US Air Force and for commercial broadcasting of sports events. The solar powered monitoring station will record high speed videos with multiple 30 megapixel video cameras to provide position, velocity, and trajectory information from a safe offset location and allow a remote operator to aim, calibrate and set up the tests as well as review the test data from high speed video and automatically calculate 3D data. Using a 30 megapixel sensor from commercial Partner Panavision SVI, capable of 1.2 billion pixels per second, the PMMDIS system will visually acquire the missile as it enters the field of view at up to 10,000 frames per second, with multiple cameras. 3D information will be calculated automatically from the base distance between cameras with optical flow detection of objects moving at high speeds with a minimum of on site resources. The real time video feed will be delivered to a provided secure data channel to allow remote monitoring and adjustments. Basic capability will be demonstrated in Phase I and a fully functioning system will be deployed and tested in Phase II. BENEFITS: Applicable to evaluating targeting accuracy for a wide variety of weapons systems. Commercial application: Methodology is applicable to collision avoidance in automotive and construction industries, and to motion analysis and broadcast sports analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Tracy McSheery

Business Contact:

Charles Luther
Small Business Information at Submission:

1937 A Oak Park Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

EIN/Tax ID: 911773036
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No