Omni-Vision System for Day/Night Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA)/Mobility

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-1022
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0968
Amount: $849,915.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-120
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
60 Fourth Avenue, Albany, NY, 12202
DUNS: 188282131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zack Mian
 (518) 449-5504
Business Contact
 Zack Mian
Title: President
Phone: (518) 449-5504
Research Institution
In Phase I, International Electronic Machines (IEM) Corporation demonstrated the feasibility of designing a RSTA/Mobility module capable of 360 degree visual coverage and long-range targeting in day or night conditions, rugged enough to survive hard use on a UGV, and able to meet other technical requirements specified. Later Option work has led to the development of required image enhancement software, hardware optimization, and ruggedization/weatherization features. For Phase II, IEM will produce a full-scale production-ready prototype of this innovative RSTA/Mobility module which will include the following innovations and key features: Discern appropriate targets (such as HUMVEEs) day or night in accordance with the detailed specifications produced in Phase I. Include proprietary and innovative image enhancement software Meet bandwidth requirements with unique and proprietary RF-aware compression algorithms Feature a simple and intuitive control interface allowing the user to use the RSTA module remotely Utilize unique, innovative, and patent-pending multispectral optics in all visual systems. Use imaging systems with no wearable moving parts, including a completely unique synthetic field-of-view approach for the targeting task. Be weatherproof and rugged to survive years of hard use. The end product will have many uses in the RSTA application as well as other surveillance and monitoring markets.

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