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ATCOM SHARP Box for Real-Time Turbulence Mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: D17PC00114
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0335
Amount: $1,437,109.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NASA A4.02
Solicitation Number: 2004.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-31
Small Business Information
51 East Main Street, Newark, DE, 19711
DUNS: 071744143
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Bonnett
 Principal Investigator, EMP
 (302) 456-9003
 Bonnett@emphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Renee' Willis-Williams, PA
Phone: (302) 456-9003
Email: willis-williams@emphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
When imaging over long distances, atmospheric turbulence between the camera and subject degrades the collected data limiting the effective resolution, regardless of the quality of the optic and sensor used. This reduction in image quality can have serious impacts on the ability to carry out missions by reducing situational awareness and preventing target identification. EM Photonics has been working to overcome these challenges for more than ten years through the development of a real-time image enhancement solution, known as ATCOM. While ATCOM has been demonstrated on a wide range of applications, it is not currently in a format that would allow for low-SWaP deployment. In this project, we will build on our existing solution and extend it in several key technical areas, including algorithmic development, software optimization, and hardware packaging. The result will be a man-portable, remotely-configurable, field-deployable implementation primarily intended for imaging paths close to the ground.

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