Enhanced Realtime Millimeter Wave Imaging Using Hardware Acceleration- CPP

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,968.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-10-C-0183
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-079-0838
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 06-079
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
EM Photonics, Incorporated
51 East Main Street, Suite 203, Newark, DE, 19711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
071744143
Principal Investigator:
Petersen Curt
Senior Engineer
(302) 456-9003
pcurt@emphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Eric Kelmelis
Chief Executive Officer
(302) 456-9003
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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