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Multispectral Omnidirectional Small Vessel Identification Imaging and Tracking Camera System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D11PC20133
Agency Tracking Number: 1111034
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB011.1-001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-05-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-11-30
Small Business Information
Torrance, CA 90501-1510
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tin Aye
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Research Institution

To address the DHS need for small vessel cooperative identification and tracking (SVCT) and non-cooperative vessel imaging and
tracking (NVIT) technologies, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Multispectral Omnidirectional Small
Vessel Identification Imaging and Tracking Camera (MOVIDITC) system. The proposed MOVIDITC system is based on a unique
integration of POC`s demonstrated subsystem technologies, including omnidirectional 360-degree optics, multispectral imaging
sensors, scanning telescopic imager, multitarget video tracker, eye-safe laser designation with high sensitivity heterodyne detection,
and omnidirectional retroreflective responder for cooperative small vessels to provide unique identifier codes and other vessel
information. By using MEMS-based gyrosensors and lightweight mirror-scanning devices, the system provides stabilized imagery with
real-time target tracking. In Phase I, POC will develop the MOVIDITC design and demonstrate its feasibility in meeting DHS`s
requirements and desired enhancements by engineering analysis and prototype evaluation using a laboratory breadboard setup. In
Phase II, POC plans to develop a fully functional prototype for testing in a simulated laboratory maritime environment, and evaluate
its performance and suitability for SVCT and/or NVIT. In Phase III an engineering prototype will be developed, incorporating
MOVIDITC`s SVCT and NVIT capability into a DHS platform for evaluation in an operational environment for production readiness.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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