Multimode Super-Resolution Sensor Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-11-C-0098
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB2-0259
Amount: $1,247,863.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: SB092-012
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Cyan Systems
5385 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, -
DUNS: 16-720-20
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Caulfield
 Chief Scientist
 (805) 453-0582
 john@cyan-systems.com
Business Contact
 John Caulfield
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (805) 453-0582
Email: john@cyan-systems.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Cyan Systems has designed a new Multimode Superresolution Sensor Technology (MSST). The MSST is a centerpiece of new technology allowing improved resolution over existing sensors, increased range of target ID, improved Noise Equivalent Power (NEP). The MSST is designed to revolutionize the resolution and sensitivity of IR sensors by oversampling the image and using biological inspired small pixel pooling to aid in detecting objects while reducing the False alarm rate. Cyans MSST pixel pooling is a technique to increase effective acuity using super resolution and has been observed in animal and human vision. This pooling has been shown to improve dim target detection, and dramatically reduce false alarms.

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