Automated Foveating Sensor Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,305.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-08-C-0146
Award Id:
82102
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-155-3279
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3718 Barcelona Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, 93105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Caulfield
Senior Scientist
(805) 453-0582
john@cyan-systems.com
Business Contact:
John Caulfield
Senior Scientist
(805) 453-0582
john@cyan-systems.com
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government