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IMPROVED FORWARD-LOOKING INFRARED (IR) IMAGE SEGEMENTATION BY ITERATIVE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8838
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8838
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mathematical Technologies, Inc
One Richmond Square Providence, RI 02906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: IMPROVED FORWARD-LOOKING INFRARED (IR) IMAGE SEGEMENTATION BY ITERATIVE TECHNIQUES: ALGORITHMS FOR REAL-TIME PROCESSING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALGORITHMS WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR ENHANCEMENT AND SEGMENTATION OF FLIR IMAGES, WITH A VIEW TOWARD REAL-TIME IMPLEMENTATIONS ON SEQUENCES OF IMAGES ACQUIRED AT VIDEO-FRAME RATES. THE METHODOLOGY PIONEERED BY PERSONNEL ON THIS PROJECT, USING PROBABILISTIC MARKOV RANDOM FIELD MODELS AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODS SUCH AS SIMULATED ANNEALING (STOCHASTIC RELAXATION WITH ANNEALING), WILL BE EXTENDED IN TWO DIRECTIONS: (1) NEW DETERMINISTIC VERSIONS OF THE ALGORITHMS WILL BE APPLIED TO INFRARED IMAGERY, SUBSEQUENT TO CAREFUL MODELING OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SENSOR EFFECTS ON THE OBSERVED IMAGES; (2) THE MARKOVIAN MODELS WILL BE EXTENDED TO USE TEMPORAL AS WELL AS SPATIAL INFORMMATION FOR IMAGE RESTORATION. FINALLY, THE ALGORITHMS WILL BE DESIGNED AND OPTIMIZED FOR POSSIBLE REAL-TIME IMPLEMENTATION ON A STATE-OF-THE-ART PARALLEL IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM. THE SUCCESS IN ATTAINING THE LAST OBJECTIVE WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF PERFORMING TRUE REAL-TIME ENHANCEMENT AND SEGMENTATION OF FLIR IMAGES AS A PRECURSOR TO HIGHER-LEVEL TASKS OF OBJECT DETECTION/RECOGNITION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr donald e mcclure
4018311315

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mathematical Technologies Inc
Po Box 2476 - 148 Waterman St/ Providence, RI 02906

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