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Hyper-Elevation Modeling of Terrain, Topography, and Urban Environments

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Cognitics, Inc
947 E Winding Creek Drive Suite 200 Eagle, ID 83616-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Hyper-Elevation Modeling of Terrain, Topography, and Urban Environments
Agency: DOD
Contract: N61340-11-C-0008
Award Amount: $749,110.00


Recent advances in technology have exposed enough computing power in easily available hardware that geometry synthesis algorithms that we were previously prohibitively compute-intensive are now a possibility. There is significant untapped potential in this area that so far has gone underutilized in existing simulations. Increasing the realism and accuracy of synthetic environments has become a priority, but current methods of simulating complex terrain features requiring manual, labor-intensive systems to generate certain complex terrain features accurately. In this effort, Cognitics will apply research from our Phase I effort to implement prototype software libraries and product(s) to simulate complex terrain features for urban traffic environments. This prototype software will be integrated into existing real-time simulation systems to make them capable of runtime modeling, integration, and interaction with complex terrain features. Cognitics has proven experience working with the storage, measurement, and analysis of geospatial data and software development, computational geometry and 3D visualization systems. Notably, the Principle Investigator for this SBIR, Kevin Bentley, is the software architect that designed the Master Database (MDB), currently used by SE Core.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Bentley
(208) 904-3780

Business Contact:

Kevin Bentley
(208) 904-3780
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cognitics, Inc
4250 N Glenwood St Boise, ID 83704

EIN/Tax ID: 261656872
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No