Visual Irradiance Programmable Enhanced Range&Resolution Camera (VIPER2)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00167-11-P-0124
Agency Tracking Number: N103-217-0531
Amount: $79,911.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-217
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
1120 South Capital of Texas Highway, Building 3, Suite 310, Austin, TX, -
DUNS: 118514855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Hunt
 Program Manager
 (512) 826-2583
Business Contact
 Donald Gorsuch
Title: Vice President
Phone: (512) 382-8951
Research Institution
Coherent Logix, Incorporated proposes the development of a VIPER2 color camera system that will be capable of generating high definition (HD) level resolution and high dynamic range video imagery by combining the large dynamic range Fairchild sCMOS sensor, High Dynamic Range image fusion algorithm, and the massively parallel, high performance embedded HyperX computing architecture. This combination of hardware and software algorithms will result in a camera system with 120 dB of dynamic range, extreme low light sensitivity, and a broad spectral response. The base hardware platform for VIPER2 will be the SAFER camera currently being developed on another DoD program and this proposal leverages the close integration of the sCMOS sensor and the HyperX computing fabric. Close coupling of the compute function with the sensor enables a high bandwidth data flow path without excessive cabling, low latency and piplelined data flow with per frame feedback to sensor acquisition parameters, and the ability to run analysis and encoding at the point where the full depth of information is available. In addition the VIPER2 camera will be software reconfigurable and programmed using industry standard ANSI C and Message Passing Interface parallel processing protocol.

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