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USAF APPLICATIONS OF TERMINAL HOMING BY OPTICAL RECOGNITION (THOR)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9374
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9374
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc
6767 Old Madison Pike Suite 410 Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: USAF APPLICATIONS OF TERMINAL HOMING BY OPTICAL RECOGNITION (THOR)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,900.00
 

Abstract:

IMAGE RECOGNITION BY OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING CAN BE APPLIED TO AIR FORCE WEAPONS SYSTEMS TO CREATE "BRILLIANT MUNITIONS." THE STATE OF THE ART NOW ALLOWS REAL TIME DETECTION, DISCRIMINATION, AND TRACKING OF PREPROGRAMMED TARGETS SUCH AS TANKS, BRIDGES, AIRFIELD FEATURES, OR HIGH VALUE TARGETS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I TASK WILL BE TO SHOW HOW TERMINAL HOMING BY OPTICAL RECOGNITION (THOR) CAN WORK IN AN AIR FORCE WEAPON SYSTEM. A NEAR TERM DEMONSTRATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY USING A GBU-15 BOMB WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN PHASE II. AN OPTICAL PROCESSOR WILL BE USED FOR A LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION AND TRACK A TARGET IN AN AIR FORCE SCENARIO. (THE TERM OPTICAL MEANS THE IMAGE PROCESSING USE OF OPTICS - THE SENSOR CAN BE EO, IR, MMW, OR ANYTHING WHICH PROVIDES AN IMAGE).

Principal Investigator:

Dr R L Hartman
2058831733

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Optical Systems
1103 Deborah Dr Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 630993088
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No