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Transport-Equation Digital Image Correction System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
19979
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19979
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Research Associates
1525 Espinosa Circle Palo Verdes Estat, CA 90274
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Transport-Equation Digital Image Correction System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $63,600.00
 

Abstract:

Ground-based visible and infrared imaging of distant objects is hampered by the distortions due to the atmosphere, so that the angular resolution that ground-based and airborne telescopes are capable of are seldom achieved on a real-time basis. However, the Transport-Equation Digital Image Correction system is a full-correction (amplitude and phase) innovation that is optically and electronically simpler, less expensive, and more sensitive to beacons or to self-calibrating extended objects than conventional means. Pairs of slightly defocussed images are processed at millisecond rates for amplitude as well as the usual phase information. Through the energy transport-equation technique and through feedback of correction for speckle, clear images are real-time, digitally reconstructed without the deformable mirror of conventional adaptive optics. Phase I is to expertly develop a compute simulation of the real-time system to test the algorithms and to design the pre-prototype system for integration and testing in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Marvin M Litvak, Ph.d.
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Research Associates
1525 Espinosa Circle Palo Verdes Estat, CA 90274

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