Low Latency Infrared Positional Operating Projection (LOLIPOP) system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4511
Amount: $777,353.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-023
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
23 Mauchly #109, Irvine, CA, -
DUNS: 828239769
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gennady Tartakovsky
 Sr. Scientist
 (949) 733-3355
Business Contact
 Debra Hadley
Title: Director of Administratio
Phone: (949) 733-3355
Email: dhadley@asatechinc.com
Research Institution
The development of Distrbuted Aperture System (DAS) for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft constitutes a major breakthrough in situational awareness. However, access is limited to the personnel with Head Mounted Displays and head tracking systems. Aircrew in rear of a helicopter range over a volume of several dozen cubic feet. As a result, it is necessary to provide a head-tracking system which is capable of operating within this environment. Traditional methods are ill suited to operation due to the necessary volume required. AS & T proposes the Low Latency Infrared Positional Operating Projection (LOLIPOP) system to provide a scalable, precise, large-area tracking system which is capable of operating in complex environments with large numbers of closely interacting entities. Throughout the operating area, a series of very high-speed (14.kHz) near-infrared (1033-1550nm) LED-based Digital Light Processor (DLP) picoprojectors provide overlapping illumination of the volume. Each projector is driven with a sequence of binary images which encode the position of each pixel within the projected image as well as an identifier sequence for the projector. Overlapping projectors use differing temporal carrier frequencies to allow sensor discrimination and background rejection. Pixel positions from multiple projectors received by each sensor are triangulated to obtain position and orientation.

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