Novel Approaches to Fully Digital Optical Solutions

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Perceptive Innovations, Inc.
42486 Meridian Hill Dr
Ashburn, VA 20148
Principal Investigator


Digital optical solutions currently have inherent latency due to the processing chain from optical capture with a lens to a display. While system latency in excess of 5 milliseconds is acceptable in most applications where an operator is seated, this threshold is too high for the TALOS application. Being able to move dynamically while processing a digital image of the environment will require a system latency of 1.2 milliseconds (Objective) current analog nodes provide, less than 5 milliseconds (Threshold). In addition to meeting system latency, there is an additional objective to image from daylight/interior lights to an interior room with lights out and doors closed (dynamic range and sensitivity). At a minimum, high definition imagery is needed over a binocular field of view. The end state digital optical solution involving optics, sensors, electronics, and display should be compatible with augmented reality implementations and data feeds.