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Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-18-P-0253
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-007-0066
Amount: $149,894.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T007
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-16
Small Business Information
1851 Lefthand Cir. Ste G
Longmont, CO 80501
United States
DUNS: 619597995
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Darren Forman
 (505) 503-0991
 dforman@naosystems.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Barchers
Phone: (303) 530-2002
Email: jbarchers@naosystems.com
Research Institution
 Montana State University
 Zeb Barber
 
304 Montana Hall
Bozeman, CO 59717
United States

 (406) 994-5925
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

Nutronics, Inc. and Montana State University propose to develop a method for characterization of the full Mueller matrix for reflective scattering from a test object. The Complex Object Reflectance Characterization System (CORCS) will initially be designed for laboratory use and characterization of test objects by active imaging to measure both the Mueller Matrix and the target depth associated with each pixel of the image. Mueller matrix and depth imagery from multiple perspectives can be used to enhance three-dimensional object models with the Mueller matrix coefficients.This information can in turn be used in modeling to produce more accurate radiometric and scattering signature predictions for test objects. Our team has developed an initial approach to solve this problem and our Phase 1 effort will develop an initial proof-of-concept laboratory demonstration as well as develop a noise gain model for our approach.In addition, our team will develop a detailed conceptual design for the CORCS prototype to be developed in a future Phase 2 effort.

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