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Autonomous Underwater Image Processing

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Autonomous Underwater Image Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-14-C-0159
Award Amount: $497,654.00


Arete Associates will develop and deliver autonomous image processing algorithms that execute in real-time onboard unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) neutralizers. The real-time image enhancement algorithms mitigate backscatter, surface effects, and platform video motion using single frame and temporal processing techniques. Additionally, the autonomous algorithms optimally control the UUV illumination through statistical sampling techniques and dynamically compress imagery to match limited bandwidth transmission. The proposed effort includes trade studies for a suitable processor architecture meeting SS-DTE requirements, a detailed real-time algorithm implementation, and SS-DTE system integration. Capability demonstrations progress from demonstration in a lab environment to a tank demonstration and finally a real-time demonstration on the SS-DTE test bed.

Principal Investigator:

David Hamrick
Sr. Program Manager
(520) 770-6106

Business Contact:

David Kane
Executive Vice President
(520) 571-8660
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396-

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