Optical Correlator for Realtime Pattern Recognition Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0160
Agency Tracking Number: N103-206-0244
Amount: $149,931.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: N103-206
Solitcitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
OPTS, INC.
2302 Triana Blvd, Huntsville, AL, -
Duns: 926237207
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christian Tournes
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 426-2915
 rasr@msn.com
Business Contact
 Randy Riley
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (256) 426-2915
Email: rasr@msn.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
OPTS proposes developing a conceptual design for an optical correlator capable of computing in excess of a 100,000 correlation surfaces per second. This capability far exceeds the ability of current digital systems, which can only compute about 1,000 correlation surfaces per second. The proposed design utilizes a OPTS developed, high speed SLM technology that significantly outperforms liquid crystal technology, which can only modulate at a few thousand frames per second. The OPTS developed SLM technology will be integrated with memories for holding templates, utilizing electronic and/or holographic technology. OPTS will leverage existing designs and previous development to create the conceptual design. The conceptual design will include hybrid CMOS/CCD technologies. OPTS has developed a dramatic new architecture for processing and compressing the information contained within the correlation surfaces, hence, reducing power requirements and post processing demands. The conceptual design will easily interface to various sensors and digital interfaces.

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