NASA SBIR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Number:          21-1- A1.09-2514
Subtopic Title:
      Vehicle Sensor Systems to Enable Situational Awareness
Proposal Title:
      Real-Time Panoramic Sensing for Enhanced Air Vehicles

Small Business Concern

Circle Optics, Inc.
260 E Main Street, Suite 6372, Rochester, NY 14604
(914) 233-4735                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Kurtz
260 E Main Street, Suite 6372, NY 14604 - 0001
(585) 388-7219                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Ian Gauger
260 E Main Street, Suite 6372, NY 14604 - 0001
(315) 879-3034                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

Circle Optics proposes a Phase 1 project for NASA to explore adapting the Circle Optics technology for low parallax, low distortion, panoramic, multi-camera capture devices that provide real-time 360° imagery, to air vehicle sensing. During Phase 1, Circle Optics would work with NASA, the Air Force (Agility Prime) and others in this developing industry to better understand system specifications, including for SWaP-C, resolution, FOV, and spectral content. Circle Optics would also develop more mature optical designs for the Medusa architecture to optimize it for air vehicle sensing. Finally, Circle Optics would produce a Phase II proposal that describes the development of an actual testable prototype optimized imaging system and its’ performance.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Circle Optics will enhance situational awareness to enable intelligent vehicle systems that will allow the development of piloted vehicles augmented with autonomous capabilities and autonomous unmanned air vehicles

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Presently have 150+ customers requesting for beta product of next imaging system, 20 offered letters of interest across over four target markets (entertainment, mapping, industry, defense).  Winner of multiple accelerators and imaging competitions.  Over $1.9M from Venture Capital, angel investments, and grants.

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