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Image-based Tracking and Sensor Resource Allocation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78144
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-020-0399
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Image-based Tracking and Sensor Resource Allocation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0038
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

A key objective of our project is to develop advanced algorithms and software to track people and vehicles in an urban environment using video imagery from multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Track continuity of targets of interest (TOI) is an essential requirement. Collaborative UAV trajectory planning and camera pointing to collect continuous observations on one or more TOI by a team of UAVs are required when the line-of-sight of a video camera is occluded by buildings or trees. In the Phase I, we developed advanced feature-aided video tracking algorithms and software using the multiple hypotheses tracking (MHT) approach. We used real video data and developed algorithms and software for realistic video measurement model, geolocation, track initiation, and nonlinear filtering. In Phase I, we processed real UAV video data and obtained preliminary results. In Phase II, we shall process a large number of datasets with single and multiple UAVs. We propose to develop sensor resource management algorithms and software by leveraging on an AFOSR funded project on dynamic UAV trajectory planning and camera pointing to mitigate the occlusion of the camera line-of-sight.

Principal Investigator:

Mahendra K. Mallick
Senior Scientist
8059686787
mmallick@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
8059686787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
GEORGE MASON UNIV.
Office of Sponsored Programs
10517-C Braddock Rd., #2501
Fairfax, VA 22032
Contact: Shelby Oros
Contact Phone: (703) 993-8927
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university