Improve LASER RADAR (LADAR) Image and Data System Processing with Multi-Sensor Fusion in Vertical Lift Visual Degraded Environments

Period of Performance: 09/12/2008 - 11/23/2009


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Optimetrics, Inc.
3115 Professional Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Principal Investigator


OptiMetrics proposes to design a sensor system to provide situational awareness for rotary wing aircraft pilots in visually degraded environments (VDE). The design will capitalize on ten years of experience in the development of algorithms to process LADAR and passive sensor imagery which enhance range resolution, image resolution, image quality and support generation of wide field-of-view images. The technology proposed supports high update rates and has suitable size, weight and power requirements for helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft applications.