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Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65075
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0227
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VEXCEL CORP.
1690 38th Street Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-04-C-0047
Award Amount: $69,986.00
 

Abstract:

Vexcel is proposing to develop algorithms for digital elevation model fusion that utilize sensor models, sensor characteristics, and auxiliary platform information to improve the quality of fused digital elevation models. We will utilize our existing,non-sensor-specific DEM fusion prototype as a framework in which to prototype sensor-aware fusion capabilities. Our main thrust will be to develop quality metrics based on innate properties of the DEM production method, that can be used to guide DEM fusionby serving as an indicator of the relative quality of the DEM sources at a post. Our focus of study during the Phase 1 shall be the derivation of quality information for SAR stereo and interferometric SAR. We shall also study, as time permits, thederivation of quality metrics for the newer pushbroom optical sensors, such as Ikonos and Quickbird, which have more complicated sensor models than the traditionally used frame-based airborne EO cameras.

Principal Investigator:

Carolyn Johnston
Senior Research Engineer
3035830273
Carolyn.Johnston@vexcel.com

Business Contact:

Paul Bodnar
Chief Financial Officer
3035830225
Paul.Bodnar@vexcel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VEXCEL CORP.
4909 Nautilus Court Boulder, CO 80301

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