LONG RANGE STAND-OFF SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10316
Amount: $519,882.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tricor Systems Inc.
400 River Ridge Dr, Elgin, IL, 60123
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard K Buck
 (312) 742-5542
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERE EXISTS A NEED FOR A LONG RANGE STAND-OFF SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SYSTEM. THIS CAMERA WILL BE HELICOPTER MOUNTED AND OPERATED OUTSIDE THE THREAT UNBRELLA AT DISTANCES OF APPROXIMATELY 60,000 FEET. PRESUMABLY THE VEHICL ALTITUDE WILL BE FAIRLY LOW RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT IMAGE DEGRADATION DUE TO THE INTERVENING ATMOSPHERE. ANOTHER MAJOR COMPLICATION WILL BE THE MECHANICAL VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICAL NOISE FROM THE HELICOPTER ROTOR. THIS PROPOSAL WILL ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE A TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE COMBINATION OF OPTICS, SENSORS, STABILIZATION LOOPS, AND DISPLAYS WHICH WILL YIELD A COST EFFECTIVE, MINIATURE SURVEILLANCE SENSOR WHICH WILL GENERATE IMAGES IN REAL TIME USEFUL IN TARGET IDENTIFICATION. THE EFFECTS OF ATMSOPHERE AND VIBRATION ON THE MODULATION TRANSFER FUNCTION AND THE SENSOR WILL BE MODELED IN COMPUTER SOFTWARE. TRICOR'S OPTICAL ENCOUNTER (OPEC) DETECTION MODEL, AND ITS RETINAL IMAGE MODULATION (RIMM) WILL BE USED TO GENERATE ARTIFICIAL TARGET DATA AND THEN MODIFY THIS INFORMATION TO SIMULATE THE IMAGE COLLECTED BY THE SENSOR.MOTION BLUR CAN ALSO BE ADDED TO THIS ANALYSIS. THIS SOFTWARE MODELING WILL ALLOW EVALUATION OF COMPARISONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF SENSORS AND DIFFERENT DEGREES OF MOTION COMPENSATION. THE STUDY WILL CONCLUDE WITH DESCRIPTION OF HARDWARE FOR STABILIZATION AND DISPLAY.

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