Accession Number:

ADA413720

Title:

PHOCI: Photonic Communications Imager

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 2 Jan-1 Jul 2002

Corporate Author:

CLIFTON LABS INC CINCINNATI OH

Report Date:

2002-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

PHOCI is an optical imaging system that is suitable for both image capture and reception of optical communications data. The system includes a novel imagedata capture chip that imbeds a high-speed optical data communications receiver technology into the image capture array of a digital video camera system. In addition to the development of a new imagedata capture chip, the system includes the design of a hardware interface that allows the PHOCI system to pass both image and optical communication data through a USB or similar communications link to a COTS host computer. In addition to providing the device drivers necessary to communicate with the PHOCI hardware, the system software provides the data structures and graphical user interface GUI that allow a system operator to see the camera image along with the location and recent movement vector for communication sources in the image. This phase 1 activity illustrated the technical feasibility of the device and discovered that the technology is commercially feasible, especially for harsh environments that are not normally well suited to electromagnetic communications, such as that found on a factory floor. 12 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE