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"Ship Shape": Three-dimensional ship modeling for submarine combat…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-024-0340
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-024
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Stellar Science Ltd Co
6565 Americas Parkway NE, Suite 725 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: "Ship Shape": Three-dimensional ship modeling for submarine combat systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-13-P-4552
Award Amount: $79,998.00
 

Abstract:

The rapid identification of ships from periscope and other imagery is a capability important to a variety of submarine missions, including sea control, anti-surface warfare, battle group support, covert operations landings, and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) operations. When spotting a new vessel, the imagery taken from submarines can be useful to construct three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD) models of ships that can be used for identification in future sightings, for computer-generated simulations, and for capabilities assessment. Currently the task of ship recognition from images requires substantial human involvement, and model building is labor-intensive. This research project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of applying modern computer vision techniques to create a Ship Shape system that computes 3D CAD models from submarine periscope imagery of ships, with operator involvement limited to 15-30 minutes per model. We propose to leverage current computer vision techniques and demonstrate proof-of-concept algorithms for each phase of the computation, including image segmentation, sparse shape reconstruction, dense shape reconstruction, and CAD modeling with limited user interaction.

Principal Investigator:

Conrad Poelman
Owner
(877) 763-8268
cpdodsbirnet@stellarscience.com

Business Contact:

Conrad Poelman
Owner
(877) 763-8268
cpdodsbirnet@stellarscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Stellar Science Ltd Co
6565 Americas Parkway NE, Suite 725 Albuquerque, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 850462062
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No