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REFERENCE SYSTEM AND IMAGER RERGISTRATION PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40932
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40932
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: REFERENCE SYSTEM AND IMAGER RERGISTRATION PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR MULTI-PLATFORM OPERATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a comprehensive program for analyzing the performance of multi-source georegistration systems needed to support theater-wide sharing and fusing of information for Air Force platforms and missions. We have designed our program to build upon the work done under AFRL's Theater-wide Reference Information Management (TRIM) program. While TRIM has analyzed the accuracy of multi-source fusion for point features as a function of reference-system errors, a key assumption has been that the feature-correlation problem can be solved perfectly. We relax this assumption by replacing the idealized perfect correlator with a multi-source feature-matching image stages: (i) a geo-coding stage, through which reference-system errors propagate to yield geo-coding error, and (ii) an image-registration stage, through which geo-coding errors propagate to yield overall system errors. Because TRIM has already quantified the first-stage performance, we focus on quantifying the second-stage performance and on combining the performance. By this means, we assess current georegistration capabilities and identify potential enhancements to reference-system technology that could produce significant gains to fusion performance.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Alan Chao
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ALPHATECH, INC.
50 MALL ROAD Burlington, MA 01803

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No