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"Big Eye" Binoculars Extension Kit for Automating Bearing/Range Measurement and Image Storage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: 1305M218CNRMW0050
Agency Tracking Number: 18-1-072
Amount: $119,889.08
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.2.3
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2018-1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-16
Small Business Information
2000 Kraft Drive Suite 1111
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States
DUNS: 071131902
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brent Roeder
 (540) 907-3995
Business Contact
 Brent Roeder
Title: President
Phone: (540) 907-3995
Research Institution

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: R3 Digital Sciences, Inc. (R3-DS) proposes to develop and commercialize an extension kit for "Big-Eye" and other binoculars that will automatically compute and store distance and bearing assessments by combining vertical reticle and stereoscopy measurement with motion analysis techniques. It will also capture and store photographic and video evidence of what the observer sees through the binocular.SUMMARY OF ANTICIPATED RESULTS:
This Phase I SBIR will demonstrate feasibility and result in a preliminary concept design concept of operations, and additional commitments from end-users. The Phase II SBIR will result in an advanced prototype extension kit that will be demonstrated in multiple ocean trials. Phase Ill will leverage private and federal funds and result in low volume sales of first article extension kits to early adopters from the scientific, military and civil ian sectors

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