Accession Number:

ADA413847

Title:

PHOCI: Photonic Communications Imager

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Jan 2002-16 Jan 2003

Corporate Author:

CLIFTON LABS INC CINCINNATI OH

Report Date:

2003-04-25

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Report developed under SBIR contract for topic AO1-58. PHOCI is an optical imaging system that is suitable for both image capture and reception of optical communications data. The envisioned system, called PHOCI 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. The phase 1 Option activity developed a new PHOCI chip design that is planned for fabrication at the start of the phase 2 activity.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE