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A Novel Omnidirectional Infrared (OMIR) 3D Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0102CR078
Agency Tracking Number: 00SB2-0152
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
10605 Concord Street
Kensington, MD 20895
United States
DUNS: 933677601
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jason Geng
 (301) 962-6565
Business Contact
 Jason Geng
Title: President
Phone: (301) 962-6565
Research Institution

The primary objective of this SBIR is to investigate a novel OMIR (OMnidirectional InfraRed) imaging sensor concept, which provides a low-cost solution to obtain video rate 360-degree IR images for situation awareness for the space/aerial and groundvehicles. In our Phase I effort, we have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the OMIR concept. Specifically, our accomplishments include: (a) We have design, built and tested an OMIR prototype that employs a low-cost IR sensor and our customdesigned OMNI-Mirror. The prototype hardware allows us for acquiring 360-degree IR images at a video rate (30 frames per second). (b) We have developed sophisticated algorithms and software to convert the omnidirectional images into panoramic andperspective images. The software also offers the motion detection, objective detection, and alarm/recording capabilities that are critical for near-vehicle situation awareness applications (c) After we have demonstrated the feasibility of the basic OMIRmodel, we went further to investigate a new scheme to increase the resolution of IR sensor, based on a novel concept of

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