Multiaperture Optical Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,975.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-05-C-0211
Award Id:
73015
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-147-1376
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6 Logan Circle NW, Suite 5, Washington, DC, 20005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111048521
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Barrows
President
(202) 238-9545
geof@centeye.com
Business Contact:
Geoffrey Barrows
President
(202) 238-9545
geof@centeye.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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