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AUTOMATIC TARGET MODEL DEGRADATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9409
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9409
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: AUTOMATIC TARGET MODEL DEGRADATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $482,598.00
 

Abstract:

HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SENSOR TESTING PUTS STRONG CONSTRAINTS ON TARGET MODELING DUE TO THE NEEDS FOR HIGH SPEED AND ACCURACY. THESE CONSTRAINTS CAN BE MET BY SPECIFIC APPROACHES TO GEOMETRIC AND RADIANCE DEGRADATION. GEOMETRIC DEGRADATION MUST PRESERVE THE OVERALL OBJECT SHAPE, AND THE MAJOR REGIONS OF DIFFERENT RADIOMETRIC PROPERTIES. THIS CAN BE DONE BY CURVATURE APPROXIMATION AND DETAIL REDUCTION, UTILIZING THE SPIRITS WIREFRAME STRUCTURE. RADIANCE DEGRADATION MUST BE DONE BY SPATIAL AVERAGING OF RADIANCES COMPUTED AT HIGH RESOLUTION. THE AVERAGING CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY CONSTRAINING THE GEOMETRY DEGRADATION TO FOLLOW A "PARENT-CHILD" HIERARCHY. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL GENERATE THE NECESSARY ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURE, AND WILL IMPLEMENT THEM IN ANSI STANDARD FORTRAN 77, CAPABLE OF EXECUTION ON A UNIX-BASED WORKSTATION.

Principal Investigator:

John A Conant
5086639500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research Inc.
45 Manning Rd Billerica, MA 01821

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