Processing for Flexible Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,786.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-08-M-0129
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-051-0404
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-051
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
CENTEYE, INC.
4905 Reno Road NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111048521
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Barrows
Founder and President
(202) 238-9545
geof@centeye.com
Business Contact:
Geoffrey Barrows
Founder and President
(202) 238-9545
geof@centeye.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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