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
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
Business Contact
 Elayne Brown
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (818) 795-3247
Research Institution
 Fordham University
 Greg Recine
 441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY, 10458-
 (718) 817-4181
 Nonprofit college or university
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.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government