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Visual Odometry and Automatic 3D Model Construction for MAVs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74354
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0037
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AVID LLC
322 Freedom Blvd Suite C Yorktown, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Visual Odometry and Automatic 3D Model Construction for MAVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-0160
Award Amount: $98,957.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to commercialize the real-time visual odometry and automatic 3D model construction method developed by David Nister for use on Micro Air Vehicles. The system will be developed for the Honeywell MAV and tested on that platform. The front end of the system is a feature tracker. Point features are matched between pairs of frames and linked into image trajectories at video rate. Robust estimates of the camera motion are then produced from the feature tracks using a geometric hypothesize-and-test architecture. An important strength of this real-time approach is that it also provides a sparse estimate of 3D structure.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Gelhausen
CTO
7578862611
p.gelhausen@avidllc.biz

Business Contact:

Nanci Hardwick
CFO
5409610067
nanci@avidllc.biz
Small Business Information at Submission:

Avid Llc
1750 Kraft Drive, Suite 1400 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 061637406
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF KENTUCKY
College of Engineering , 351 RGAN Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40506
Contact: David Nister
Contact Phone: (859) 257-8827
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university