Processing for Flexible Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-08-M-0129
Agency Tracking Number: F081-051-0404
Amount: $99,786.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-051
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
4905 Reno Road NW, Washington, DC, 20008
DUNS: 111048521
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoffrey Barrows
 Founder and President
 (202) 238-9545
Business Contact
 Geoffrey Barrows
Title: Founder and President
Phone: (202) 238-9545
Research Institution
We will develop "flexible sensing" techniques that will enable a single sensor to perform the functions of both a "seeker" and a "target detection device". One set of approaches will comprise resolution enhancement and other techniques to extract target identification and tracking information, as would be provided by a "seeker", from a low resolution / high update rate sensor. Hyperacuity-based approaches will be considered. The other set of approaches will comprise low latency downsampling and feature extraction circuits that may be added to a high resolution / low update rate sensor to provide target detection information. For Phase I and Phase II, this research will be performed in the context of a target application involving a micro air vehicle tasked to identify a target of interest, pursue it, and trigger an endgame action when sufficiently close. This target application will allow us to develop techniques and identify principles in a real-world context that may be adapted to guided munition and other applications in Phase III.

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