Close Range Imaging Sensor for UCAV

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0329
Agency Tracking Number: N041-143-1133
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-143
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, 02481
DUNS: 883404931
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 W. Bodkin
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 235-6351
Business Contact
 W. Bodkin
Title: Principal
Phone: (781) 235-6351
Research Institution
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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