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Advanced Multiscale & Multiresolution Image Enhancement and

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
1998 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Advanced Multiscale & Multiresolution Image Enhancement and
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00


The proposed STTR project (Phases I and II) will develop multiscale and multiresolution algorithms and software, as well as produce a simulation testbed for evaluating advanced techniques for image enhancement and classification using sensor data from multiple UAVs and UCAVs. For development and testing we will utilize multi-sensor data such as SAR, ISAR, IR, MMW, and Ladar, obtained from both simulation packages (eg. IRMA, XPATCH) and from real data (eg. the MSTAR dataset, ARL dataset, ONR Passive MWM dataset). During the course of the project, synergies between enhancement and classification methods will be identified, and the most promising techniques will be selected for in-depth testing and commercial development. Prof. Coifman from Yale Computational Mathematics group will provide an Algorithm Development Toolkit, including an extensive collection of state-of-the-art wavelet-based tools for enhancement and classification. Phase 1 effort will consist of the following specific tasks: 1. Selection of imaging data for algorithm development and testing; 2. Development of a toolkit consisting of multiresolution and multiscale algorithms for image enhancement and classification; 3. ATR performance evaluation and selection of ``winners'' (optimal pairs of image enhancers/classifiers); 4. Testing of the selected algorithm(s) using real and simulated datasets; 5. Development of an ATR component for the UCAV Simulation Testbed; 6. Final Report. 7. (Option) Functional integration of the ATR component into the UCAV Simulation Testbed.

Principal Investigator:

Joao B. D. Cabrera

Business Contact:

Raman K. Mehra
Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Systems Company,
500 West Cummings Park, Ste. 300 Woburn, MA 01801

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Yale University
Contracts & Grants, 155 Whitney Ave., PO
New Haven, CT 06520
Contact: John J. Olender
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university