Close Range Imaging Sensor for UCAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,997.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0329
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-143-1133
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-143
Small Business Information
BODKIN DESIGN & ENGINEERING, LLC
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, 02481
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
883404931
Principal Investigator
 W. Bodkin
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 235-6351
 wab@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact
 W. Bodkin
Title: Principal
Phone: (781) 235-6351
Email: 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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