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Geospecific Displacement Maps for Real Time, Stereoscopic Training Simulation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-116-1059
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-116
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Diamond Visionics LLC
400 Plaza Drive, Suite-A Vestal, NY 13850-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Geospecific Displacement Maps for Real Time, Stereoscopic Training Simulation
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-11-C-0048
Award Amount: $79,936.00
 

Abstract:

Displacement mapping is a rendering technique which allows small details, represented as height displacements (often in the form of a texture map), to be applied to a polygonal mesh. The objective of the proposed effort is to develop an innovative automated process that unlocks the advantages of real-time displacement maps (and related technologies), combined with geo-specific two and three dimensional source imagery, for providing highly-complex terrain surface regions in virtual environments for real-time training simulators. In Phase I, we will work to develop an innovative approach to incorporating displacement mapping and related techniques into a real-time visual system. The goal of this approach will be to provide an automated capability, requiring little or no manual database generation effort. A procedure for generating the displacement map from mono and stereo imagery will be developed. Existing published research in these areas will be leveraged, but with a specific focus on techniques that can be performed"on-the-fly", in real-time. Challenges which will be addressed in Phase I include any impediments to a complete end-to-end solution, sensor simulation issues, patch insertion issues, occulted data hole issues, multiple source data issues, modeler time and skill issues, as well as compatibility issues with other simulation systems.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory Amend
Sr. Sw Engineer
(607) 729-8526
gAmend@diamondvisionics.com

Business Contact:

David Gdovin
President
(607) 729-8526
dgdovin@diamondvisionics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Diamond Visionics LLC
400 Plaza Drive, Suite-A Vestal, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 161497985
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No