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Novel Methods of Interacting with Overhead Imagery for Broard-Area Search

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NGA-P1-11-03
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
NGA11-002
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Hadron Industries
90 Airport Road Concord, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Novel Methods of Interacting with Overhead Imagery for Broard-Area Search
Agency: DOD
Contract: HM0177-12-C-0001
Award Amount: $99,728.00
 

Abstract:

We will develop a novel system for interacting with overhead imagery that allows image analysts to use more of their bodies, and to maintain eye contact, during image manipulation and analysis. We will build upon an existing spatially-aware, embodied human-computer interface systemOblong Industries"G-Speakintegrating it with current IMINT tools. G-Speak is the state-of-the-art platform on which to build a successful solution for overhead image analysis. G-Speak already employs a gesture interface, but has not been integrated with image technology. Technical objectives to achieve integration include first defining and developing body gestures to perform image analysis tasks in G-Speak. This includes obtaining direct feedback from image analysts. We will then integrate G-Speak with external image exploitation packages ESRI and/or ENVI, ERDAS, VITEC). Finally, we will demonstrate capabilities of the proof-of-concept system by completing a traditional image analysis workflow: a human-led search for Elements of Interest in overhead imagery. Demonstration will show the system effectively allows analysts to use intuitive body gestures to perform image analysis tasks, thus recruiting greater body involvement, and prevents breaks in visual contact.

Principal Investigator:

Klee Dienes
President
(855) 267-4253
klee.dienes@hadronindustries.com

Business Contact:

Klee Dienes
President
(855) 267-4253
klee.dienes@hadronindustries.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hadron Industries
90 Airport Road Concord, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 273953479
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No