Enhanced Realtime Millimeter Wave Imaging Using Hardware Acceleration- CPP

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-C-0183
Agency Tracking Number: N061-079-0838
Amount: $1,493,100.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-079
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
EM Photonics, Incorporated
51 East Main Street, Suite 203, Newark, DE, 19711
DUNS: 071744143
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Petersen Curt
 Senior Engineer
 (302) 456-9003
 pcurt@emphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Eric Kelmelis
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (302) 456-9003
Email: kelmelis@emphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The ultimate goal of this Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) effort is to design, build, and integrate flight-ready custom electronics for a 220-channel MMW distributed-aperture imager. This work bases on a previous SBIR project, in which we constructed a single-channel prototype of the phase control electronics in a laboratory (breadboard) environment. To enable control of a 220-channel system ready for flight testing, the prototype functionality must not only be appropriately scaled, but also must sufficiently address size, weight, power, and operational environment considerations. In addition, two more areas of the electronics must be provided: PIN switching control electronics, and an image acquisition system. By the end of this CPP effort, we will have integrated our custom control electronics with PSI''s distributed-aperture millimeter-wave imaging system. Specifically, we will leverage the power of reconfigurable commodity hardware to replace the current control system, which is not appropriate for airframe deployment.

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