Real-time Ladar Scene Rendering and Projection Component Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7601
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1916
Amount: $968,499.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA05-049
Solitcitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
AEgis Technologies Group, Inc.
410 Jan Davis Drive, Huntsville, AL, -
Duns: 625694500
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Derek Strembicke
 Microsystems Department
 (256) 922-0802
 dstrembicke@aegistg.com
Business Contact
 Georgina Chapman
Title: Business Development Anal
Phone: (256) 922-0802
Email: gchapman@aegistg.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The AEgis Technologies Group Inc. is proposing this Phase II SBIR development effort to address the data bandwidth bottleneck that currently exists between Hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) Scene Generation computing clusters and the sensor stimulators. The existing data links use COTS based video interfaces that result in a bandwidth shortfall by at least 100x for applications in multispectral, hyperspectral, and laser radar. AEgis proposes a method of bypassing these COTS based interfaces using GPU-Direct and a custom parallel optical interface that meet and exceed the bandwidth requirements. Without this interface, it will be impossible to provide real-time, high-fidelity HWIL simulation required to adequately test these complex sensor/seeker systems. HWIL T & E allows systems to be exercised more rigorously at much less cost than can be achieved in flight testing. Thousands of scenarios can be run to test the sensor performance and the ability of the seeker algorithms to operate in real-world, non-idea operation. However, as the sensors/seekers improve, the requirements for test instruments become more challenging. Hyper-Computing clusters are being developed for phenomenology modeling needed to produce realistic stimuli. A new data communications bus is required to interface the clusters to stimulators and device under test. This proposal addresses that challenge.

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