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Compressive Sensing Flash IR 3D Imager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-16-C-0107
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6295
Amount: $608,960.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15A-T007
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-08-31
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Julia Dupuis
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
 Lisa Anaya Esquibel
2002 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-2002
United States

 (970) 491-0537
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. in collaboration with Colorado State University proposes to develop a compact infrared flash 3D imaging sensor employing compressive sensing (CS) approaches. The CS 3D sensor offers a combination of high range resolution (10 cm), high point cloud density (6464 format), and fast 3D image frame rates (10 Hz) in a low cost, compact form factor employing commercial off the shelf components. The single pixel architecture will enable significant size, weight, power, and cost reduction relative to emerging flash LADAR systems employing a high speed avalanche photodiode APD array. The application of CS enables a tradeoff between field of regard, lateral resolution, and 3D image frame rate which can be exploited in real time as mission requirements evolve. The proposed sensor will achieve 10 cm range and lateral resolution over a 10 field of view for ranges to 30 m and target diffuse reflectivity of 10%. The Phase II effort will produce and demonstrate a TRL 4 prototype in Year 1 through local, outdoor, on the move testing. The TRL will be increased to TRL 5 in Year 2 through sensor hardening and participation in government sponsored field testing.

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