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RAP opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory     AFRL

Neuromorphic and Computational Imaging for Space Based Imaging and Exploitation


Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Optics and Imaging

opportunity location
13.40.11.C0883 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776


name email phone
Zachry Christopher Theis 505-846-1542


Event-based sensing (EBS) is an imaging paradigm in which pixels asynchronously report when intensity changes occur in their respective IFOVs. These sensors have a high temporal resolution and low SWaP-C, making them of interest for space-based surveillance systems. The tradeoff, however, is, that each pixel’s report only tells whether the intensity increased or decreased; no radiometric intensity information is included. For this reason, traditional image processing approaches often fail on EBS data, making EBS algorithm design an active research area. We are therefore seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop methods for object detection, velocity segmentation, or target tracking in EBS measurements of highly cluttered scenes. Strong applications will demonstrate a background in signal processing, time series analysis, compressive sensing, or machine learning. No previous background in EBS is required.

Event-based sensing for space situational awareness

G Cohen, S Afshar, B Morreale, T Bessell, A Wabnitz… - The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 2019

key words
Event Based Sensing; Neuromorphic Vision; Neuromorphic Engineering; Compressive Sensing; Computational Imaging; Algorithms; Optics; Remote Sensing;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$80,000.00 $5,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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