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Multiaperture Optical Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-05-C-0211
Agency Tracking Number: F051-147-1376
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-147
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-05-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-02-04
Small Business Information
6 Logan Circle NW, Suite 5, Washington, DC, 20005
DUNS: 111048521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoffrey Barrows
 (202) 238-9545
Business Contact
 Geoffrey Barrows
Title: President
Phone: (202) 238-9545
Research Institution
We will develop a multi-aperture compound eye, with embedded processing, that conforms to the shape of a warhead, UAV, or other robot nose or front-end. The compound eye architecture will be an "array of arrays" structure, with individual elements comprised of low-resolution vision chips having on-chip mixed-signal processing circuitry. The compound eye structure will also include multiple processor cores, embedded in the vision chips, to support a wide variety of image processing functions. The resulting compound eye will have a low mass and volume, will have a wide field of view, and will process images at a rate of hundreds or thousands of frames per second. The compound eye will be inexpensive to manufacture in large quantities.

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