ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – Circle Optics, Inc. announces that it has been awarded two Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts and one Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the United States Air Force through the AFWERX innovation program.
Air Force SBIR open topic around next-generation space-based imaging system: Circle Optics patented 180- and 360° cameras are the next generation optics that can provide the Air Force satellite safety for local area awareness through its ultra-high resolution, wide field-of-view, and low distortion capabilities. The revolutionary camera system uses polygonal fields-of-view, eliminating parallax and producing perfect images in real-time.
Air Force STTR open topic around Real-Time 360° Imaging Capture of Modeling and Simulation: Circle Optics’ patented optical technology enables the next generation 180- and 360° cameras which provide optimized wide field-of-view video for augmented reality and virtual reality. This revolutionary camera technology uses polygonal fields-of-view, eliminating parallax and producing perfect images in real-time.
Air Force STTR Agility Prime, a non-traditional program seeking to accelerate the commercial market for advanced air mobility vehicles (i.e., “flying cars”): Circle Optics is selected for a special topic STTR agility prime to build a 360-degree camera that enables complete situational awareness for eVTOLs.
Circle Optics will deploy SBIR and STTR funds to validate air force customer’s needs and develop our capability in providing solutions for the benefit of our warfighters and national security.
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— Shelley Chen
Associate Product Manager at Circle Optics