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Airborne Detection of Disturbed Soil Using Electro-Optic (EO), Hyperspectral,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59763
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-1037
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Airborne Detection of Disturbed Soil Using Electro-Optic (EO), Hyperspectral, Infrared (IR), and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68336-03-C-0036
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

"The proposed work will develop and demonstrate innovative sensor technology and algorithms for the detection of disturbed soil. This proposed effort will first investigate the remote sensing observables of soil disturbance as seen by electro-optical andinfrared sensors and SAR. Based upon this investigation, we will design innovative processing algorithms to detect areas of disturbed soils automatically. Over the past several years, there have been advances in the development of algorithms for thedetection of military objects of interest using hyperspectral sensors. We propose to use reflection band and thermal infrared data taken from hyperspectral measurement platforms to not only evaluate the potential of hyperspectral but also to determine ifbroadband sensors or multi-spectral sensors can accomplish the task. We also propose to use data acquired by SAR sensors at high spatial resolution and over multiple times to evaluate texture and moisture discriminants and the potential for changedetection. Tests will be conducted on image data collected from airborne platforms to optimize and validate the algorithms. An option task for planning the evaluation of combinations of sensors and algorithms using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC)curves is proposed. Buried Land mines are a significant problem throughout the world. They are a barrier to the movement of troops as well as a significant interruption of the normal movement a

Principal Investigator:

Edwin M. Winter
Research Director
8059871972
edwinter@tracam.com

Business Contact:

Donna M. Winter
President
8059871972
dmwinter@tracam.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Assoc., Inc.
760 Las Posas Rd., Suite A-4 Camarillo, CA 93010

EIN/Tax ID: 953685902
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No