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Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77895
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-004-0143
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: 2008
Title: Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0005
Award Amount: $742,856.00
 

Abstract:

The US Air Force seeks innovative technologies to conflate available map data to geospatial imagery. This conflation will allow for supporting imagery analysts as well as automate production in digital terrain database generation facilities. In short, the desired capability should allow the user to generate a conflated, or correlated, data set in an automated fashion. Our proposed solution, ContextMAX offers a grounded and comprehensive approach that utilizes robust image processing and photogrammetric techniques for feature extraction and registration, and visualization techniques for displaying the imagery in its proper geospatial context. ContextMAX includes capabilities to automatically extract features from raster maps, conflate these features as well as additional vector feature data to geospatial imagery, and visualize the conflated dataset using select exploitation tools. We have chosen two exploitation tools being Terrex's TerraVista software suite and Par Government Solutions Company's GV 3.0 image exploitation tool. By this, ContextMAX represents an innovative, low-risk solution for improved contextual awareness to the imagery analyst as well as producing modular geospatial data management and extraction techniques useful to a number of remote sensing and geospatial database applications.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Grinstead
Senior Image Scientist
9194332410
bgrinstead@iavo-rs.com

Business Contact:

Matthew Heric
CEO
9194332402
mheric@iavo-rs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 541864643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF UTAH
1471 East Federal Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Contact: James Taylor
Contact Phone: (801) 581-8536
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university