LADAR 3D Change Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,923.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-09-C-0052
Award Id:
81633
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-211-0591
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6800 Burleson Road, Building 320, Austin, TX, 78744
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161214242
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Sallee
Principal Investigator
(512) 479-7732
pi@spec.com
Business Contact:
Adrian Stechnij
Director of Contracts
(512) 479-7732
contracts@spec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a LADAR for 3D change detection, consisting of a SPEC miniature LADAR combined with two Hyper X64T, high speed, low power, processors, a GPS and IMU to give a miniature, light weight, low power system capable of detecting small, 50mm changes, while driving down a road at highway speeds. Use of 3D LADAR images eliminate lighting, field of view and magnification errors, allowing discrimination of changed fixed objects and identification of moving objects for real time threat evaluation. Key components are the SPEC eye-safe LADARs, capable of 30Hz frame rate, 48 degree, 408 pixel diameter field of view and obtaining the first three objects in range and the Hyper X64T processor, capable of 12.5GFLOP at record breaking 32GFLOP/watt. Software consists of 3D image construction module, the SLAM (Simultaneous Location and Mapping) module which globally registers the image and DTMO (Detection and Tracking of Moving Objects) module to discriminate moving objects. These feed a change detection module whose output is displayed to the operator, overlaid on a visual image. These software modules must run at real time rates to be effective, making computational speed and power per GFLOP key parameters.

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