Company Ramping Up to Support New Contracts in Image Exploitation

Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) today announced that it has launched an Image Exploitation Business Unit. This group, which consists of experts in 3-D and 2-D image processing as well as hardware development, will focus on expanding Michigan Aerospace’s product base with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA and the commercial sector . One of the first applications being pursued is 3-D sensing and processing for on-orbit spacecraft operations. The software and hardware being developed has wide-ranging potential for sensing in many different environments, including space, air, land and undersea settings. Michigan Aerospace Corporation is an optical products and advanced engineering company that provides innovative optical, opto-mechanical and mechanical systems, from conceptual design through production & implementation in the field. Its core business areas include Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems to measure the wind in the atmosphere from the ground and space, enhancing the accuracy of long-term weather forecasts; optical systems to improve the performance of manned and unmanned stealth aircraft and weapon systems; mechanisms for autonomous vehicles operating in space and undersea environments; a line of standard optical products as well as custom optical services; and software for computer vision applications. Michigan Aerospace Corporation develops products for space, airborne, ground and undersea applications.

MICHIGAN AEROSPACE AWARDED $600K CONTRACT BY NASA and DARPA TO DEVELOP 3-D SENSOR SOFTWARE

Development Extends 3-D Sensing to Spacecraft Platforms

Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) today announced that it had received a $600K, two-year contract jointly funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Spaceflight Center (JSC), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop image processing algorithms for 3-D sensors . The 3-D image processing software and hardware will be applicable to space applications, such as autonomous rendezvous and docking of spacecraft, including the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, space situational awareness and future Moon and Mars initiatives. The technology also has application to other defense applications, such as face recognition, mapping, target recognition/classification, and obstacle avoidance, as well as commercial applications in the broadcast industry, gaming and biomedical communities. Michigan Aerospace Corporation is an optical products and advanced engineering company that provides innovative optical, opto-mechanical and mechanical systems, from conceptual design through production and implementation in the field. Its core business areas include Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems to measure the wind in the atmosphere from the ground and space, enhancing the accuracy of long-term weather forecasts; optical systems to improve the performance of manned and unmanned stealth aircraft and weapon systems; mechanisms for autonomous vehicles operating in space and undersea environments; a line of standard optical products as well as custom optical services; and software for computer vision applications. Michigan Aerospace Corporation develops products for space, airborne, ground and undersea applications.

MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CALIFORNIA OFFICE

Expansion will Provide Better Access to West Coast Customers

Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) today announced that it has opened a California Office. This office will support all Michigan Aerospace business units, but with an emphasis on Image Exploitation projects, a rapidly growing business area within the company. The office is located in Berkeley and will also provide technical and programmatic support for on-going projects in Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems and mechanisms for spacecraft operations. The office will be led by Mr. Trenkle who has over 18 years experience in image processing, pattern recognition and visualization. Michigan Aerospace Corporation is an optical products and advanced engineering company that provides innovative optical, opto-mechanical and mechanical systems, from conceptual design through production and implementation in the field. Its core business areas include Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems to measure the wind in the atmosphere from the ground and space, enhancing the accuracy of long-term weather forecasts; optical systems to improve the performance of manned and unmanned stealth aircraft and weapon systems; mechanisms for autonomous vehicles operating in space and undersea environments; a line of standard optical products as well as custom optical services; and software for computer vision applications. Michigan Aerospace Corporation develops products for space, airborne, ground and undersea applications.

MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION ADDS TWO EXPERIENCED SCIENTISTS TO ENHANCE IMAGE EXPLOITATION ACTIVITIES

Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) today announced the hiring of two scientists. John Trenkle and Aaron Hickerson will primarily support Image Exploitation activities, a rapidly growing business area within the company. Mr. Trenkle has over 18 years experience in image processing, pattern recognition and visualization and Mr. Hickerson has experience in software engineering and applied mathematics. Michigan Aerospace is expanding its software development capability in 3-D and 2-D image processing in response to growth in computer vision-related business in civil space, Department of Defense, and commercial markets. Mr. Trenkle received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit in 1989, and Mr. Hickerson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002. Michigan Aerospace Corporation is an optical products and advanced engineering company that provides innovative optical, opto-mechanical and mechanical systems, from conceptual design through production and implementation in the field. Its core business areas include Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems to measure the wind in the atmosphere from the ground and space, enhancing the accuracy of long-term weather forecasts; optical systems to improve the performance of manned and unmanned stealth aircraft and weapon systems; mechanisms for autonomous vehicles operating in space and undersea environments; a line of standard optical products as well as custom optical services; and software for computer vision applications. Michigan Aerospace Corporation develops products for space, airborne, ground and undersea applications.