Command and Control for Embedded Systems

Period of Performance: 08/01/2006 - 05/31/2007


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Puritan Research Corp.
9711 Brookstone Lane
Vienna, VA 22182
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Vanderbilt University
2400 Blackmore Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
Institution POC


Puritan Research proposes GRIDCAM Technology. GRIDCAM adapts networked embedded sensors to enhance conventional cameras so that they exchange explicit information about entities in their field of view and are common in the field of view of other cameras at the same moment in time. This allows ordinary cameras to include 3D information in the images they collect. GRIDCAM technology will create a ubiquitous, highly discriminate, persistent ISR capability that can exist over a large volume of 3D space. GRIDCAM imagers will be trained on the scene over a period of time, and track and locate transient events through embedded, cooperative networked synchronization. BENEFITS: Key benefits of GRIDCAM are enhanced sensing capabilities, the ability to extract 4D information from 2D imagers that can assist targeting, autonomous air vehicles and mobile robots to work in complex, unconstrained environments.