Foveated Vision Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N10PC20067
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB3-0136
Amount: $98,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: SB093-008
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Ziva Corporation
6440 Lusk Blvd, D-107, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: 118614556
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Birkbeck
 Senior Principal Scientist
 (858) 458-1860
 abirkbeck@ziva-corp.com
Business Contact
 Marianne Knight
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (858) 458-1860
Email: mknight@ziva-corp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Ziva Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative ultra-wide field of view imaging system that incorporates foveated zoom capability and is fabricated without having multiple cameras, bulky gimbals, or large mechanically moving parts. Ziva has developed under IR&D a unique catadioptric optical system that incorporates a wide-angle “fish-eye” lens and adaptive optical elements for the purpose of enabling rapid, wide field of view (WFOV) optical foveation and zoom capability in real-time with very low weight, volume and power. Ziva’s catadioptric foveated zoom optical system is unique because it: • Can rapidly foveate on any region in the 360° FOV without loss of overall contextual information • Allows ATR (automatic target recognition) capability at 5X distance without 20X more pixels • Enables tracking of multiple moving targets incorporating visible and infrared wavelengths at frame-rate speeds (1/30 sec.) • Utilizes 10X lower SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) vs. electric motors, which translates to 10X longer duration of imaging motes • Employs a unique adaptive optics approach that enables 10X resolution enhancement over entire FOV • Optical design provides extendibility in foveated wavelength resolution from visible to IR (up to ~3um depending on the detector type)

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