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Hierarchical Image Processing for CSO Resolution

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74728
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0230
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Hierarchical Image Processing for CSO Resolution
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7330
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Observation of closely-spaced objects using limited-resolution infrared sensor systems can result in merged measurements, which can hamper the performance of both tracking algorithms and discrimination. Algorithms intended to improve image resolution capability are often processor-intensive. This can limit their applicability for space systems onboard processing, particularly in the short timelines associated with kinetic interceptors. We propose to develop an algorithm for resolution of closely-spaced objects using a hierarchy of spatial filters, deconvolution, and constructive particle distribution with Expectation Maximization (EM) clustering. With this hierarchy, we expect to provide improved object resolution while conforming to space system processing time constraints.

Principal Investigator:

Allison Floyd
Program Manager I
9704198343
lafloyd@numerica.us

Business Contact:

Jeff Poore
VP/COO
9704198343
jbpoore@numerica.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUMERICA CORP.
PO Box 271246 Ft. Collins, CO 80527

EIN/Tax ID: 841349484
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No