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Visible Electro-Optical (EO) System and LIDAR Fusion for Low Cost Perception by…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-020-0553
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T020
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Visible Electro-Optical (EO) System and LIDAR Fusion for Low Cost Perception by Autonomous Ground Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-13-C-0086
Award Amount: $499,095.00
 

Abstract:

The Toyon-MST team proposes to perform research and development of a system which fuses multi-spectral EO and 3D data collected with a low-cost LIDAR to enable improved perception for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). The scope of the proposed work includes development of algorithms and software, and development, implementation, integration, testing, and delivery of a prototype, to perform EO-LIDAR fusion enabling improved navigation and obstacle avoidance by Navy UGVs. The proposed Phase II effort includes development of innovative algorithms and efficient software for auto-calibration of the multi-spectral EO and LIDAR sensors. The purpose of this development is to enable effective multi-sensor fusion, including stereo EO range estimation, multi-spectral EO terrain classification, and fusion of EO and LIDAR data for improved 3D imaging and terrain/obstacle classification. The proposed Phase II effort also includes development of innovative algorithms and efficient software for EO-LIDAR fusion for 3D imaging with improved resolution and accuracy, and for terrain characterization, including detection of obstacles hidden in vegetation such as tall grass. The focus of initial development is on mid-to-large-sized UGVs, such as the EV1 HMMVW and EV2 ITV developmental Navy UGV platforms, capable of carrying large equipment loads and improving mobility for marine expeditionary forces.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Brown
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
abrown@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Missouri Univ. of Science&Tech.
202 Centennial Hall
300 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-
Contact: K. Krishnamurthy
Contact Phone: (573) 341-4134