Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification System (PMMDIS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,386.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9201-09-C-0151
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-254-1723
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-254
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
PhaseSpace Inc.
1937 A Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
024973591
Principal Investigator:
Tracy McSheery
CEO
(510) 638-5035
tracy@phasespace.com
Business Contact:
Charles Luther
CFO
(510) 638-5035
chuck@phasespace.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PhaseSpace will develop a Portable Missile Miss-Distance Identification system leveraging hardware and software developed for the US Air Force and for commercial broadcasting of sports events. The solar powered monitoring station will record high speed videos with multiple 30 megapixel video cameras to provide position, velocity, and trajectory information from a safe offset location and allow a remote operator to  aim, calibrate and set up the tests as well as review the test data from high speed video and automatically calculate 3D data. Using a 30 megapixel sensor from commercial Partner Panavision SVI, capable of 1.2 billion pixels per second, the PMMDIS system will visually acquire the missile as it enters the field of view at up to 10,000 frames per  second, with multiple cameras. 3D information will be calculated automatically from the base distance between cameras with optical flow detection of objects moving at high speeds with a minimum of on site resources. The real time video feed will be delivered to a provided secure data channel to allow remote monitoring and adjustments. Basic  capability will be demonstrated in Phase I and a fully functioning system will be deployed and tested in Phase II. BENEFITS: Applicable to evaluating targeting accuracy for a wide variety of weapons systems.  Commercial application: Methodology is applicable to collision avoidance in automotive and construction industries, and to motion analysis and broadcast sports analysis.

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