Automated Foveating Sensor Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-07-M-0191
Agency Tracking Number: F071-155-3279
Amount: $97,523.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-155
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
3718 Barcelona Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, 93105
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Caulfield
 Senior Scientist
 (805) 682-2973
 john@cyan-systems.com
Business Contact
 John Caulfield
Title: Senior Scientist
Phone: (805) 682-2973
Email: john@cyan-systems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The AFOST is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical breakthrough required in the successful development of variable acuity and computationally efficienct sensors. Our strategy is to address the limitations that exist in current Scene Large format sensors, namely reducing the high data throughput associated with large format arrays allowing detection and transmittal of the small fraction of the scene that has useful data. In order to perform useful tasks with this technology, Cyan has developed on FPA processing circuitry concepts that detect scene activity and can allow Automatic Selection of Foveal region anywhere within the image without an external processor cue. This on FPA scene activity architecture can detect targets with lower noise levels than FPAs that perform target detection using an external processor.

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