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Sensor Fusion and Display for Degraded Visual Environment (DVE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0506
Agency Tracking Number: N082-126-1054
Amount: $79,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-126
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-03-12
Small Business Information
6330 San Ignacio Avenue
San Jose, CA 95119
United States
DUNS: 884102542
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Lisa Spencer
 (407) 737-8800
Business Contact
 Mike Pavloff
Title: Officer
Phone: (650) 224-5030
Research Institution

Brownout is the number one operational problem facing military rotorcraft today. Visual obscuration, combined with nose-up attitude during landing, make identification of landing area hazards difficult or impossible. To address this problem, CG2 is proposing a system that combines data from a LIDAR sensor and CCD or IR cameras mounted on the rotorcraft with telemetry to produce a synthetic vision display that allows the helicopter to land safely. The system will generate a virtual scene using geometry extracted from the LIDAR data combined with correlated camera imagery so that objects may be identified more easily. The rotorcraft telemetry will be used to render a real-time scene that accurately depicts the position and orientation of theship relative to the terrain, with a choice of viewpoints. The solution will be validated in a simulation environment as well as with real sensors, and be capable of running on ruggedized, embedded hardware.

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