Automated Foveating Sensor Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$1,445,760.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-15-C-0304
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-155-3279
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-155
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
CYAN SYSTEMS
5385 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, 00000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
167202097
Principal Investigator
 John Caulfield
 President, Cyan Systems
 (805) 453-0582
 john@cyan-systems.com
Business Contact
 Sarah Kreik
Title: Senior Scientist
Phone: (805) 453-0582
Email: john@cyan-systems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current large format sensors are limited in reaching their full potential on compact platforms due to the need to have large image processors and support electronics to process the data coming off the FPA at very high data rates. Seeking to match the brain's computational efficiency, we draw inspiration from its neural circuits to improve the bandwidth efficiency and acuity of large format imaging sensors. All biological systems require sensory information to detect and guide themselves. Cyan is building the AFOST to be able to extract and process the needed sensory information to alert the sensor user to a potential threat and zoom in on the region of interest in a way that is very computationally efficient and reduces the bottlenecks common to very large format imaging sensors.

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