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Truth Quest: Enabling Operational/Exercise Data

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
1690 38th Street Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Truth Quest: Enabling Operational/Exercise Data
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-M-1233
Award Amount: $99,688.00


"Vexcel Corporation proposes to design and develop an image manipulation toolsetthat uses RF tag technology to embed ground truth data,including identification, geolocation, and auxiliary data, in normal FOPEN SAR imagery.The encoding system is designed not to interfere with the normal operation ofthe FOPEN SAR, or the normal detection of target signatures. The encodeddata is extracted from the SAR phase history data using an alternativeprocessing flow. The imaging toolkit will support theautomatic acquisition and markup of SAR data with coded data fromthe RF Tag, whenever the data contains embedded RF Tags. The proposedimaging system will be built on top of OpenEV, an imaging toolkit whose source is madefreely available under the Open Source license. Long-term remote monitoring of geographically scattered assets, using remotely sensedimagery, has the potential to save many man-hours of travel and field work for engineers incivil and petroleum engineering. RF tag technology and the imaging toolkit designed anddeveloped under this program will permit remote monitoring of geographically distributedcorporate or public assets. Data encoded could include data transmitted from the RF Tagwith encoded data output from monitoring equipment, as well as geolocation and the imagery itself.A custom monitoring package could consist of an RF tag, a GPS and any other equipment providing required data,and a workstation running OpenEV and executable mo

Principal Investigator:

Carolyn Johnston
Sr. Research Engineer

Business Contact:

Paul Bodnar
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vexcel Corp.
4909 Nautilus Court Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 840992830
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No