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TARGETS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
844
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
844
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
W W Gaertner Research Inc.
140 Water St Norwalk, CT 06854
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: TARGETS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $61,000.00
 

Abstract:

W.W. GAERTNER RESEARCH, INC. HAS DEVELOPED A VERY HIGH-SPEED 3D GRAPHICS SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME TARGET SIMULATION AND WEAPONS TRAINING. IT IS NOW PROPOSED TO USE THIS SYSTEM TO COMPUTE 2D TEMPLATES FROM 3D MODELS OF THE MOST CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF TYPICAL TARGETS, AND TO EXECUTE A TEMPLATE-MATCHING ALGORITHM BETWEEN THESE SYNTHETIC TEMPLATES AND PARTIAL VIEWS OF SEMIOBSCURED TARGETS CAPTURED ON A FRAME FROM AN IR, LLTV OR DAYLIGHT MONOCHROME OR COLOR CAMERA. THE SPEED OF THE NEW TEMPLATE GENERATION AND MATCHING HARDWARE IS SO HIGH THAT IT SHOULD ALLOW THE EXECUTION OF THE TARGET RECOGNITION PROCESS IN NEAR-REAL TIME, A GOAL WHICH WOULD NOT BE REALISTIC WITHOUT THE EXISTENCE OF THE ABOVE W.W. GAERTNER RESEARCH, INC. SUPER HIGH-SPEED GRAPHICS SYSTEM. THE OUTPUT FROM THE SYSTEM WOULD BE A TARGET IDENTIFICATION, RANGE AND DIRECTION PLUS A STATISTICAL MEASURE OF THE CONFIDENCE IN THE IDENTIFICATION. IT IS PROPOSED UNDER PHASE I TO IMPLEMENT A BASIC DEMONSTRATON OF THE CONCEPT USING THE W.W. GAERTNER RESEARCH, INC. IN-HOUSE GRAPHICS AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM. GIVEN SUCCESS, FULL-FLEDGED DEVELOPMENT COULD BE CARRIED OUT UNDER PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. w. w. gaertner
2038663200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

W. W. Gaertner Research, Inc.
205 Saddle Hill Road Stamford, CT 06903

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