Near Real-Time Processing Techniques for Generation of Integrated Data Products

Period of Performance: 05/14/2015 - 08/15/2017


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Fibertek, Inc.
13605 Dulles Technology Drive Array
Herndon, VA 20171
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT:The USAF has expressed a need for near-real-time 3D lidar data products and the integration of these data products with electro-optic imagery for tactical use in airborne systems. The ultimate goal of integrating lidar data with EO data is to provide precise geolocation and aid in target identification. Current 3D lidar systems that provide high-resolution imagery cover large areas, creating very large amounts of data. In current systems, the data are stored on storage medium for post-processing. The opportunity presented under this SBIR topic is to provide near real-time imagery that can be displayed to platform operators.BENEFIT:Fiberteks commercialization strategy for this program is to work closely with DoD prime contractors to align the program goals with future business development efforts related to real-time imaging 3D lidar. DoD primes have expressed that the end product of this SBIR activity is directly aligned with its internal marketing and development efforts to supply customers with tactical lidar capability.