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Image Processing Environment And Language

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19698
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19698
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CogniTech Corporation
1060 East 100 South Suite 306 Salt Lake City, UT 84102-1683
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Image Processing Environment And Language
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $66,262.00
 

Abstract:

COGNITECH, INC. PROPOSES THE CREATION OF THE "IMPEL: IMAGE PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT AND LANGUAGE," WHICH COMBINES A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, A DOMAIN-SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, AND A DOMAIN-SPECIFIC COMPILER INTO A POWERFUL IMAGE PROCESSING TOOLS. THE IMPEL SYSTEM INCLUDES A NEW VERY HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE (VHLL) DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE TASK OF IMAGE PROCESSING, AND WILL FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS. THE IMPEL LANGUAGE WILL PRODUCE CODE TO RUN ON SCIENTIFIC WORK STATIONS AND CAN POTENTIALLY PRODUCE CODE TO RUN HIGHLY PARALLEL PROCESSED ARCHITECTURES. IMPEL WILL PROVIDE: 1) A DOMAIN-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE FOR IMAGE PROCESSING. THE IMPEL LANGUAGE WILL PROVIDE USERS WITH THE EXPRESSIBILITY NECESSARY TO EASILY IMPLEMENT IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHMS, BUT WITHOUT THE OVERHEAD REQUIRED IN A GENERAL PURPOSE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. 2) A COMPILER THAT TRANSLATES THE IMPEL LANGUAGE INTO MACHINE CODE. THE IMPEL COMPILER CAN POTENTIALLY PRODUCE CODE THAT PERFORMS COMPUTATIONS AS FAST AS, OR FASTER THAN, HAND CODED PROGRAMS WRITTEN IN A GENERAL PURPOSE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. 3) A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE THAT MANIPULATES IMAGES IN MUCH THE SAME WAY THAT A SPREADSHEET PROGRAM MANIPULATES NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Kay
3103143587

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cognitech, Inc.
2800 28th Street, Suite 101 Santa Monica, CA 90405

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