USAF APPLICATIONS OF TERMINAL HOMING BY OPTICAL RECOGNITION (THOR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9374
Amount: $49,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1103 Deborah Dr, Huntsville, AL, 35801
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr R L Hartman
 (205) 883-1733
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IMAGE RECOGNITION BY OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING CAN BE APPLIED TO AIR FORCE WEAPONS SYSTEMS TO CREATE "BRILLIANT MUNITIONS." THE STATE OF THE ART NOW ALLOWS REAL TIME DETECTION, DISCRIMINATION, AND TRACKING OF PREPROGRAMMED TARGETS SUCH AS TANKS, BRIDGES, AIRFIELD FEATURES, OR HIGH VALUE TARGETS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I TASK WILL BE TO SHOW HOW TERMINAL HOMING BY OPTICAL RECOGNITION (THOR) CAN WORK IN AN AIR FORCE WEAPON SYSTEM. A NEAR TERM DEMONSTRATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY USING A GBU-15 BOMB WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN PHASE II. AN OPTICAL PROCESSOR WILL BE USED FOR A LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION AND TRACK A TARGET IN AN AIR FORCE SCENARIO. (THE TERM OPTICAL MEANS THE IMAGE PROCESSING USE OF OPTICS - THE SENSOR CAN BE EO, IR, MMW, OR ANYTHING WHICH PROVIDES AN IMAGE).

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