Integrated High Speed Ballistics Imaging System with Remote Operation and Wireframe Extraction

Period of Performance: 03/27/1998 - 12/27/1998


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Silicon Mountain Design, Inc.
5055 Corporate Plaza Drive,, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


One of the challenges facing researchers who measure multiple fragment trajectories of modern weapons is the retrieval of useful data. Data is not simply a time record of two-dimensional images of the dynamic event. Useful data is, among others, the actual trajectory of those fragments. In order to acquire useful data, it is necessary to develop an interface between the time record of images and the desired data set. By making the interface as autonomous as possible, useful data can be gleaned from the images at a faster rate than can be acquired with a purely human interface. Furthermore, due to the tremendous amount of data that an be generated in a short period of time, and in hazardous environments, it is sometimes necessary to provide a hardware solution of transmitting the data from the hazardous environment to a safer one. Under the Phase I effort, SMD proposes to evaluate a total high-speed imaging system that can be remotely operated and controlled and is capable of 10,000,000 frames per second that can provide parameter extraction from a generated three-dimensional model.