Rapid Development & Prototyping
Blue Sky Scientific has unique and extensive experience with fast-paced, unique projects, taking a unique problem and bringing a unique prototype, product, or solution to life in mere weeks or even days.
Featured Rapid Development Projects
With an array of technologies suitable for any type of environment, Blue Sky Scientific has positioned itself at the forefront of motion capture development.
Depending on the need, visible, invisible, long distance, high update rate, passive, and active motion capture technologies can be provided to address a client's requirements.
Technology developed at Blue Sky Scientific, in partnership with Welltec, is currently being featured in professional sports broadcasts to track an athlete's movements remotely with an extraordinary level of accuracy and minimal latency
Blue Sky Scientific was able to take the design from concept to live TV in less than six months by incorporating a wide breadth of specialties in miniaturization, wireless communication, data processing and system integration.
Optical switching allows maximal-rate fiber network data to be switched without the need for digitizing the signal in the switching hardware, allowing the largest-scale, highest-rate enterprise installations to achieve new levels of performance.
Blue Sky Scientific was tasked with designing and implementing the software for the newest line of optical switching products released by a cutting-edge MEMS-based optical switching startup.
A software framework built to find and visualize relationships within a large set of internally generated documents for a Fortune 100 company.
Blue Sky Scientific worked with the company to identify document use cases, determine the most relevant document characteristics, and create a meaningful web-based relationship visualization and navigation application. The final product allowed a user to interact with the document set, navigating through related documents, themes, and topics, and zooming in or out for more "broad" information.
A software suite built to automate MEMs wafer testing during production for an optical switching startup.
System performs closed-loop testing on individual wafers by injecting control signals to exercise the wafer and analyze the resulting video. Wafer elements were exercised and graded in parallel, with complete test results overlaid on the operator GUI and stored to a database for later analysis or replay.
The real-time image tracking algorithms used to characterize wafer performance incorporated a signal processing chain with steps for image filtering, background normalization, and finally motion estimation using rational functions to construct equations of motion for individual MEMs elements.
AURORA provides remotely controlled video, illumination, and escalation of force capabilities, developed in partnership with SureFire and PM Solutions.
Additional capabilities include video recording/replay, positioning, mapping, and access to satellite communication. Highly integrated, yet highly adaptable to allow for the addition or substitution of components with minimal disruption (i.e. addition of LWIR thermal imagers, target designators, substitution of Pan/Tilt, etc.)
A biometric security prototype was created in less than one week, integrating a CMOS capacitive fingerprint sensor, megapixel compactflash camera, wireless network, and smartcard interface module with a mobile device. The mobile device was able to register new trusted individuals by recording their picture, key descriptive information (name, age, address, etc.), and biometric signature both within a device-resident database and writing it to a smartcard. Thereafter, the individual could be identified (by fingerprint) within the database, authenticated against the data stored in the smartcard, and queried against authentication devices available within the network.
Rapid development and demonstration of a Two-Factor Authentication framework to enable highly granular OS file and website access permissions.
Developed for a Fortune 100 company, Blue Sky Scientific was able to provide an administrative application, Windows service, NTFS minifilter interface, and IE-compatible ActiveX plugin to provide these capabilities.