Close Range Imaging Sensor for UCAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0329
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-143-1133
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-143
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
BODKIN DESIGN & ENGINEERING, LLC
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, 02481
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883404931
Principal Investigator:
W. Bodkin
Principal Investigator
(781) 235-6351
wab@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact:
W. Bodkin
Principal
(781) 235-6351
wab@bodkindesign.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In order to maintain normal flight deck procedures on aircraft carriers that launch UAVs and UCAVs in addition to piloted aircraft, we propose a plane-mounted high-resolution camera with innovative wide field optics. It will image objects as small as a deck director's hands at distances of 10 to 250 feet and through a ±100° field-of-view. The system works with algorithm-based gesture recognition software that identifies relevant obstacles, motions, people, and physical commands. This machine vision system will, in effect, replicate a pilot's taxiing behavior.

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