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Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69844
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0707
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
International Association of Virtual Org
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 345 West Main St., Ste. 201 Durham, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0124
Award Amount: $733,162.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy is seeking improved capabilities to generate automatically elevation data products and have updatable and retrievable output via an automated advanced tactical terrain database system, supporting the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Program. The envisioned end-to-end solution must be able to process, manage, and/or fuse a variety of inputs, and these include multi-source imagery as well as existing, new, and non-standard elevation data. Named OmniDEM, we propose the innovative research and development of this new system accordingly. Specifically, highly accurate and robust digital elevation matrices (DEMs) are required to generate reference maps for the Precision Terrain Aided Navigation system. Of prime importance herein are: - A capability to detect change from multiple coincident DEMs; - A capability to determine if additional imagery (e.g., tactical) or data (e.g., updated control) will improve DEM(s) created previously; - A capability to combine or "fuse" surfaces from multiple DEMs; - A method for registering and validating source data; and - Emphasis on leveraging and integrating existing capabilities from GOTS and COTS packages. DEMs are critical for missile navigation. In addition, the commercial and defense mapping marketplaces are demanding solutions of this type as well, which suggests an eventual commercial solution should do well.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Heric
President
9196888212
mheric@iavo.com

Business Contact:

Matthew Heric
President
9196888212
mheric@iavo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VIRTUAL ORG
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 1010 Gloria Ave. Durham, NC 27701

EIN/Tax ID: 541864643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No