Imaging Techniques for Passive Atmospheric Turbulence Compensation

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

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Solid State Scientific Corp.
27-2 Wright Road
Hollis, NH 03049
Principal Investigator

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) is pleased to propose a Phase II SBIR program to develop a unique technique for imaging through atmospheric turbulence. The proposed idea combines the use of specially designed hardware and associated algorithms to yield improved performance over current systems. The proposed solution will improve upon one of the traditional techniques for imaging through atmospheric turbulence, the so-called, ?Lucky Look? technique. During Phase II, the system pathfinder prototype will be developed and tested. The Phase II effort will leverage the results from the Phase I effort. BENEFIT: The proposed approach will enhance the field of medium and high altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The proposed approach will improve imaging performance in highly turbulent environments. Key military applications for this technology include long range imaging and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Commercial applications include imaging from airborne platforms for law enforcement as well as high-end videography and astronomy.