Flickerless Electro-optic Imagery for Simulation and Test Instrumentation (FEISTI)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F08635-01-C-0082
Award Id:
55347
Agency Tracking Number:
001XP-3222
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PHOTERA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Currently PHOTERA TECHNOLOGIES)
12777 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA, 92130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128206260
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bergstedt
Senior Staff Scientist
(858) 755-8855
rbergstedt@photera.com
Business Contact:
Graham Flint
CEO/President
(858) 755-8855
gflint@photera.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Testing in a simulated environment is an essential feature of weapons system development. However, creating that environment can pose severe technical challenges. In the case of TV-guided munitions, the difficulty stems from the need to preserve dynamicimage fidelity with respect to a weapon's seeker; a task which is very different from creating imagery which appears realistic to the human eye, and which cannot be performed by conventional video display devices. Our novel FEISTI technology, however,provides artifact-free imagery with negligible flicker at any frequency. From a seeker's perspective, each pixel of a FEISTI-based image fades smoothly from one brightness level to the next; the result being analogous to natural light illuminating areal-world scene. Using this technology, we propose to develop a visible-spectrum scene projector which can be mounted upon a flight motion simulator and which can supply high-resolution imagery that is both flickerless and highly uniform. The Phase IIprogram will result in the development of a dual-use projector which satisfies the simulation requirements of the Air Force while, at the same time, providing the prototype of a common test set which can support the field testing of several weaponssystems.

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