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Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-19-P-0664
Agency Tracking Number: F19A-006-0194
Amount: $149,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19A-T006
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-20
Small Business Information
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Longmont, CO 80501
United States
DUNS: 079204036
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Troy Rhoadarmer
 President and Principal Scientist
 (720) 684-8069
Business Contact
 Aaron Buckner
Phone: (310) 435-5492
Research Institution
 University Of California, Los Angeles
 Elaine Tom Elaine Tom
10889 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

 (310) 794-6225
 Nonprofit College or University

Locating objects that vibrate is a way to discern potential threats and locate targets. However, current vibrometry technology typically measures only the global vibration of target and cannot create an extended spatial measurement of the vibration profile of the target. These solutions cannot identify what the target is, nor can they locate potential weak spots on the target, because they lack spatial information about the target. Guidestar is proposing to generate spatial vibrometry images using a digital holography system. By sampling at high rates, the target information captured using digital holography can be used to compute a vibration image. The vibration measurements will be extracted from phase signals heavily degraded by scintillation and speckle using UCLA system identification and filtering algorithms. By combining Guidestar’s expertise in optical systems and real time processing and UCLA’s signal processing and filtering techniques, the proposed approach will seek to generate reliable full vibration target images of simulated target imagery.

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