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Remote Sensing of Coastal Environment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67099
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-97
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Remote Sensing of Coastal Environment
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1244
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI) proposes to demonstrate through modeling and simulation, that polarization technology can be exploited to enhance the remote detection of coastal phenomena relevant to NOAA¿s mission. PSI proposes to adapt an existing toolkit developed under Air Force research and refined for commercial applications, PSI¿s Polarization Toolkit (P2T). We will modify P2T to identify portions of spectral signature related to skylight and sunglint and develop a subtraction technique to eliminate these signatures from selected pixels within an image. Comparisons will be made to demonstrate the enhanced detection in either time or space from images processed using standard atmospheric correction techniques. Phase II will focus on the robustness of the new technique and the collection of polarized spectra from example phenomena for further study. Follow-on efforts proposed include investigation of the use of linear polarizers onboard satellite sensors to enhance remote detection.

Principal Investigator:

Walton E. McBride, II
Principal Scientist
2286898458
wmcbride@psistennis.com

Business Contact:

Paul Banas
Vice President
9856393525
pbanas@psislidell.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Planning Systems, Inc.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston Plaza 1 Suite 400 Reston, VA 20191

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