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Automated Vehicle Identification at a Distance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-07-P-0063
Agency Tracking Number: S071-003-0045
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM07-003
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-06-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-12-25
Small Business Information
11555 Rancho Bernardo Road
San Diego, CA 92127
United States
DUNS: 064390719
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Jafolla
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 675-7404
 jjafolla@surfaceoptics.com
Business Contact
 Jonathan Dummer
Title: Contracts Representative
Phone: (858) 675-7404
Email: jdummer@surfaceoptics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

A program to develop an advanced 3-D hyperspectral imaging sensor capable of day or night operation in the VNIR band is proposed. The proposed Automated Vehicle Identification at a Distance (AVID) sensor system builds upon Surface Optics’ real-time hyperspectral imaging activities, including the Multi-band Identification and Discrimination Imaging Spectroradiometer (MIDIS) system and the 3-D Full-Cube Imager (FC-Imager). Simultaneously sampling between 12 and 48 spectral bands from 0.4 to 1.06 microns over a full 2-D field of up to 1K x 1K pixels, the system is ideal for accurately measuring and exploiting spectral reflectance differences of tactical targets. Based upon requirements for simultaneous acquisition of all hyperspectral bands at each pixel in a full 2-D field, SOC will conduct a preliminary design of the AVID sensor, which will include a compact, rugged, inexpensive 3-D imager plus the real-time hyperspectral (HS) data processor. The proposed effort represents an extension of Surface Optics’ 13 years experience in hyperspectral imager design, and miniaturization (through ASIC development) of SOC’s patented real-time hyperspectral image processor for real-time hyperspectral discrimination. By building on Surface Optics Corporation’s experience in hyperspectral imaging system development, sensor development, and algorithm development, the proposed program will produce a new day/night VNIR hyperspectral imager of unsurpassed capability that will provide a non-contact system for remote vehicle tagging and tracking.

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