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Automated Pixel Geo-Registration for Precise Imaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86948
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-070-1006
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Carr Astronautics
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 333 Greenbelt, MD 20770-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Automated Pixel Geo-Registration for Precise Imaging
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1393
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

We study the problem of sensor calibration as it might be applied to a tactical UAV system where operability and robustness are paramount. A large number of airframes and diversity of sensor types argues for an approach that is low cost (exploiting calibration targets in the field) and applicable for various sensors. The study considers various approaches to sensor calibration and measurements enabling such calibrations with the objective of not sacrificing accuracy even when only limited prior knowledge about the sensor is provided to the calibration algorithm. Calibration approaches are verified by computer simulation and the limits on accuracy for individual measurements are established using flight data from SPIRITT (or NRL or simulated scenes). A baseline calibration approach is recommended and an implementation is developed that can be carried forward into Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

James L. Carr
President & Executive Scientist
2024664712
jcarr@carrastro.com

Business Contact:

James L. Carr
President & Executive Scientist
2024664712
jcarr@carrastro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CARR ASTRONAUTICS CORP.
1725 I St. NW STE 300 Washington, DC 20006

EIN/Tax ID: 521743696
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No