Low Latency Infrared Positional Operating Projection (LOLIPOP) system

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$777,353.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4511
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-023
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Advanced Systems & Technologies, Inc
23 Mauchly #109, Irvine, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828239769
Principal Investigator:
Gennady Tartakovsky
Sr. Scientist
(949) 733-3355
general@asatechinc.com
Business Contact:
Debra Hadley
Director of Administratio
(949) 733-3355
dhadley@asatechinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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