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Rolling Shutter and Fast Panning Effects Mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0190
Agency Tracking Number: N201-042-1096
Amount: $1,200,003.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-042
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-03-22
Small Business Information
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Goleta, CA 93117-3021
United States
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Stieber
 (703) 674-0612
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution

In order to maintain situational awareness during Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, Naval submarines leverage panning periscope imagers to visually assess their surroundings. The panning rate selected for surveillance is chosen to maximize update rates in each azimuth direction while preventing significant degradation in image quality. In the case of CMOS sensors with rolling shutter imagery, where each row in the image is collected at a slightly different time, the pan rate must be reduced significantly to prevent scene distortion due to both moving objects and platform motion. Toyon Research Corporation proposes the development of algorithms and software for automated rolling shutter mitigation with latency. Toyon proposes to leverage scene content and IMU measurements to compensate for rolling shutter effects in fast panning imagery and will extend our novel algorithms used to compensate for rolling shutter in airborne imagery to account for constraints of periscope imagery.

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