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ADAPTIVE FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR FOR IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2735
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2735
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave Anaheim, CA 92802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ADAPTIVE FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR FOR IMAGE ENHANCEMENT
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PERFORMANCE OF IMAGING SYSTEMS IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE INTENSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF LIGHT ILLUMINATING THE SCENE. THE HUMAN VISUAL SYSTEM PERFORMS WELL OVER A RANGE OF SCENE BRIGHTNESS FAR GREATER THAN THAT WHICH MAN-MADE IMAGE SENSING SYSTEMS ARE CAPABLE OF OPERATING. ODETICS, INC. PROPOSES AN OPTICAL MODEL WHICH: GREATLY INCREASES THERANGE AND VARIABILITY OF SCENE ILLUMINATION; VASTLY IMPROVESTHE QUALITY OF THE IMAGE; SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF DATA BY SELECTIVELY ENHANCING AND EXTRACTING THE TARGET FEATURES. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS RESEARCH ARE TO DEMONSTRATE THE MODELON SPACE IMAGERY AND DESIGN A FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR WITH THEABOVE FEATURES. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CONSIST OF EXTENDING THE GAUSSIAN MODEL TO EXPONENTIAL AND OTHER FUNCTIONS AND TEST ON SPACE IMAGES AND DESIGNING A FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR IMPLEMENTATION.WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE PASE II EFFORT WILL RESULT IN A REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR WHICH WILL HAVE BROAD APPLICATION ON SPACE, MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS.

Principal Investigator:

George Westrom
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave Anaheim, CA 92802

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