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A Submersible Video Recorder for Marine Biological Surveys

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72505
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-14
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Ave., NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Submersible Video Recorder for Marine Biological Surveys
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1202
Award Amount: $74,942.00
 

Abstract:

We propose research to develop and demonstrate a deeply submersible video plankton recording system (ViPR) to perform image recording of plankton. The ViPR will apply artificial intelligence to 2-D or 3-D imaging using pattern recognition for a statistically reliable survey of plankton using two cameras, one for larger zooplankton and the other for microplankton. The ViPR computer will be PC compliant with a real-time operating system and a memory expandable to terabytes. It will also have processors to control the operation of the VPR, communications, and a new 3-D wavelet processing algorithm that will provide feature data to a Bayesian data fusion architecture that performs adaptive and trainable context based artificial intelligence to classify, identify and count plankton. The mono or stereo pattern recognition algorithms will process selected images from this sequence and combine each pair in such a way to classify, identify and count plankton populations with context data.

Principal Investigator:

Carl Stern
Senior Research Scientist
5052558611
carl_stern@mgtsciences.com

Business Contact:

Marlene K. Blemel
President
5052558611
kay_blemel@mgmtsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

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