Compact, Covert Periscope with 360 Degree Simultaneous Day/Night Coverage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-10-P-0058
Agency Tracking Number: S101-003-0155
Amount: $99,685.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM10-003
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-07-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-01-16
Small Business Information
1700 West Park Dr, Westborough, MA, 01581
DUNS: 179350111
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raghu Menon
 EVP, Advanced Programs
 (508) 898-8613
 rmenon@remotereality.com
Business Contact
 Michael Zwolinski
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (508) 898-8621
Email: mzwolinski@remotereality.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RemoteReality proposes to design and develop a very high resolution, omnidirectional compact 360 degree periscope based on RemoteReality''s unique optical designs and very high resolution imagers with embedded processing. Employing a combination of RemoteReality’s catadioptric cameras with a rotating mirror in a pressure housing with a wide spectral band zoom lenses and fixed LLLTV and SWIR cameras, the entire system will have a single point of projection for generating accurate panoramic and perspective videos with no distortion. The system will use a cylindrical window on the housing which has the advantage that optical aberrations introduced by the window can be self corrected by using a mirror of the appropriate curvature. The use of light mirror based components, with minimal moving parts and no slip rings will result in a compact light package. The use of FPGA based embedded processing will further reduce the footprint of the system. RemoteReality patented approach backed by over 11 years of experience is one of the few approaches that yield repeatable wide angle camera systems in a small robust form factor, low cost and weight with high resolution. BENEFITS: - Enhanced 360 Situational Awareness for armored vehicles - Maritime key asset and force protection. - Unmanned Vehicle tele-operation - Wide area surveillance for border protection, waterway and shoreline protection, city surveillance. - Airport and power plant security and surveillance. - Wide angle video conferencing

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