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Software for Generating Geometrically and Topologically Accurate Urban Terrain…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78068
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-011-0245
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiance Technologies, Inc.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Software for Generating Geometrically and Topologically Accurate Urban Terrain Models Using Implicit Methods
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0103
Award Amount: $749,942.00
 

Abstract:

Currently, the terrain models in most widespread use consist of surfaces represented explicitly as planar triangular facets connected in a continuous manner with each other (triangular irregular networks or TINs). Generally, these models are "terrain skins," that is, representations of height as a univalent function of two independent lateral variables (such as latitude and longitude). Objects with multivalent height and non-genus-0 topology are often added onto these terrain skins to make the terrain model approximate reality closer. However, for urban terrain, the number of such objects and the corresponding computational burden are huge. Raw data that corresponds to objects with multivalent height and non-genus-0 topology (bridges, overhangs, underpasses, buildings, subways, etc.) is becoming widely available. During this effort, a fast and accurate software package for generating implicit representations of multivalent, non-genus-0 urban-terrain from point-cloud data will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Thies
Principal Investigator
2564898963
athies@radiancetech.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Bice
Sr. Contract Administrator
2564898964
kbice@radiancetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 631204084
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
901 Sumter Street, 5th Floor
Columbia, SC 29208
Contact: Greg Howell
Contact Phone: (803) 777-1119
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university