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Passive Optical Modeling (POM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73354
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-006-0055
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Passive Optical Modeling (POM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0021
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Passive Optical Modeling (POM) system will be developed in partnership between 21st Century Technologies and the University of Texas at Austin. POM gives aerial platforms the ability to reconstruct 3D models of static backgrounds and moving vehicles using only low-altitude passive imagery. POM provides a complete battlefield modeling solution by integrating three subsystems into a coherent whole. The Real-Time Structure From Motion (RTSFM) system reconstructs 3D models of static backgrounds using a passive video camera. The Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH) system uses byproducts of the RTSFM modeling process to detect and track moving vehicles. The Vehicle Structure Recovery from a Moving Aerial Platform (VSRMAP) system leverages RTSFM and PATH data to recover 3D models of the moving targets with non-model-based and model-based approaches. POM also extends Professor Alan C. Bovik's world-leading SSIM image quality metric to provide a novel and superior metric for assessing reconstructed 3D structure models. POM extends Professor J.K. Aggarwal's groundbreaking work on interpreting and labeling events on tracked objects to improve our tracking and reconstruction results. By modeling moving and articulated ground targets, POM represents a significant advance in the military applicability of 3D modeling systems.

Principal Investigator:

Thayne Coffman
Principal Scientist
5123420010
tcoffman@21technologies.com

Business Contact:

Darrin Taylor
Chief Operations Officer
5123420010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Su Austin, TX 78759

EIN/Tax ID: 541719551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Office of Sponsored Projects, P.O. Box 7
Austin, TX 78713
Contact: Rochelle Athey
Contact Phone: (512) 471-6448
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university