Eutecus, Inc. Receives Multiple Government Grants for Infrared Image Processing | Automation.com

Eutecus, Inc. Receives Multiple Government Grants for Infrared Image Processing

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Berkeley, CA – Eutecus Inc. of Berkeley, CA and Austin, TX has been awarded two Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants from agencies of the United States Government, furthering Eutecus’ work in high speed image processing in the infrared and near infrared spectrum. The grants use Eutecus’ Cellular Visual Technology (CVT), based on concepts of Cellular Nonlinear Network (CNN) architectures. Work performed under the grants will lead to advanced applications in critical areas such as security and surveillance, and missile defense.

The first grant, “Multispectral Nanoantenna Infrared Sensors”, from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for $749,810, and covers the development of nanotechnology operating in infrared bands and ensuing integration with an ultrahigh speed cellular visual microprocessor (CVM/CNN) operating at rates beyond 1000 frames per second (fps).

The second grant, “Focal Plane Array Processors with Adaptive Visual Range and Millimeter Wave Sensors”, from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), has an initial value of $299,774. This grant covers the initial stages of the development of a high resolution ultrahigh speed cellular visual microprocessor (CVM/CNN) based on focal plane processor array with adaptive optical input in the visual and/or near infrared / short wave infrared spectrum.

Dr. Csaba Rekeczky, Vice President and CTO of Eutecus, said, “These grants lay the foundation for an uncooled (non-cryogenic) multi-spectral infrared integrated sensor processor chip, able to operate at very high speeds for a number of critical applications, ranging from simultaneous tracking of multiple high speed objects to advanced security and surveillance systems.”

“We are appreciative of the confidence our sponsors have in us and our technology,” Dr. Rekeczky added.

Both of these grants include collaboration with the University of Notre Dame of South Bend, IN and AnaLogic Computers of Budapest, Hungary. The program builds on Notre Dame’s expertise in nanoantenna research and uses AnaLogic’s capability in system integration of high speed vision technologies.

Dr. Akos Zarandy, Chairman of Eutecus, added, “These two new grants are very complementary to a previous Phase II SBIR grant received by Eutecus in 2004 for development of an ‘adaptive system for multitarget tracking and discrimination.’” Zarandy continued, “Eutecus has already found a successful commercial application of the basic tracking technology involved in this prior grant.”

Eutecus, Inc, of Austin, TX and Berkeley, CA, develops and provides hardware and software capabilities for improved high-speed image flow capture and processing. The core IP of the Company is programmable, real time, bio-inspired visual computing technology based on its proprietary Cellular Visual Technology (CVT). Mimicking the operation of the human eye, CVT yields orders of magnitude improvements beyond the current state of the art in applications such as Industrial Process Control and Quality Inspection, Security and Surveillance, and Law Enforcement and Military.

For more information visit www.eutecus.com.
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