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Airborne Contact Cueing for Panoramic Imagers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-055-0087
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-055
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Airborne Contact Cueing for Panoramic Imagers
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-13-P-4030
Award Amount: $79,998.00
 

Abstract:

Arete will build an algorithm capable of real-time performance on panoramic video that rapidly detects low visibility aircraft with minimal false alarms. The team will make use of the on-hand periscope video and APB-13 algorithms to create panoramic inputs to our robust, likelihood-based Bayesian Field Detector (BFD) algorithm. For the Phase I effort, we will integrate and advance the BFD algorithm to detect aircraft and provide cueing information to the operator including an aircraft state vector and detection statistics. Within the scope of this overall solution, Phase I activities will focus on assessing algorithm performance and feasibility of a real time implementation. The Arete team is uniquely qualified to offer the requested capability. Its advanced position is a result of extensive experience in periscope image processing, 360-degree periscope mosaic-imaging, coherent stacking for low SNR detection, precise false alarm mitigation, and efficient highly-parallel algorithm development. The team also benefits from having over 20 hours of real periscope videoincluding airborne contacts in visible and infrared bandson hand for algorithm development and testing.

Principal Investigator:

Kris Barkume
Staff Scientist
(818) 885-2200
kbarkume@arete.com

Business Contact:

David Campion
Vice President
(818) 885-2200
contracts2@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No