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Structure from Motion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67664
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-170-1026
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
21st Century Technologies Inc.
6011 West Courtyard Drive Bldg 5, Suite 300 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Structure from Motion
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0233
Award Amount: $99,944.00
 

Abstract:

State-of-the-art Structure From Motion (SFM) techniques are combined with novel methods to yield a real-time SFM capability for long calibrated image sequences. Unlike most approaches, the work is tailored to long continuous sequences of calibrated imagery generated from the near-planar small-baseline motions of a loitering aerial platform. This environment enables novel approaches for optimizing the processing order of the image frames, and for seeding calculations for optical flow, stereo correspondence, and camera parameter estimate refinement. It allows the 3D scene model to be built incrementally and transmitted to the ground incrementally, reducing network bandwidth requirements. Combined, these approaches reduce the computational requirements and error in the system to a point that accurate real-time operation on a loitering air platform is feasible. This capability will improve automatic target recognition, situational awareness in the combat environment, operations against aboveground and underground structures, and battlefield damage assessment.

Principal Investigator:

Thayne Coffman
Principal Scientist
5123420010
tcoffman@21technologies.com

Business Contact:

Darrin Taylor
Vice President
5123420010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
11675 Jollyville Road, Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759

EIN/Tax ID: 541719551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No