Integration of 360-Retrodirective Noise Correlating Radar with Panoramic Imager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4166
Amount: $749,769.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T017
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
Physical Domains
3700 Cedarbend Dr., Glendale, CA, -
DUNS: 105447440
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Elayne Brown
 Managing Partner
 (818) 795-3247
 phydom@sbcglobal.net
Business Contact
 Elayne Brown
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (818) 795-3247
Email: phydom@sbcglobal.net
Research Institution
 Fordham University
 Greg Recine
 441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY, 10458-
 (718) 817-4181
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This proposal aims to develop and demonstrate a novel fused sensor system capable of detecting bullets in real time and over a 360o field-of-view. The bullet detection is based on a retrodirective noise-correlating radar that also provides the bullet bearing in real time. The bearing information will be transformed into a track through space with real-time external processing in a PC or PDA. The second component of the fused sensor will be a panoramic visible imaging system using commercially available catadioptric optics and digital-camera technology. The imager will periodically (~ 1 frame/sec) take a high-resolution picture of the local environment, and transfer it via USB 2.0 to the user PC or PDA in response to a cue that the radar has detected a bullet. The visible image will then be collected by the PC just after the radar data, so that the latter can be overlaid on the former in real time. The Phase-II goal is to realize the entire data fusing in under one second. To facilitate such fast processing, it will be done entirely in a Linux environment on a laptop PC.

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