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Signal Processing to Expose Concealed Targets through Registration

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55315
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001SN-3552
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Signal Processing to Expose Concealed Targets through Registration
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-C-1872
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a comprehensive program to develop FOPEN registration algorithms, evaluate their performance, and implement the algorithms in a software package suitable for delivery to AFRL. An accurate and robust registration capability is a requirement formany FOPEN automatic target detection algorithms including coherent change detection, multi-look detection, and multi-sensor terrain delimitation/context integration. In Phase II, we will develop new registration algorithms and demonstrate theireffectiveness to improve the performance of existing FOPEN ATD/C algorithms. We will measure performance as a function of registration accuracy. We have designed our program to leverage and extend a registration architecture developed in ongoing programsat ALPHATECH and will couple this architecture with our understanding of UHF and VHF phenomenology. Within this architecture we propose to assemble a suite of algorithms that includes geocoding using Digital Elevation Maps, pixel matching (correlation andmutual information), feature matching, and the simultaneous registration of multiple images and creation/modification of a Digital Elevation Map. The image products that will be registered under this effort include VHF imagery, UHF imagery, X-Band imagery,and orthophotos from the Keystone '97 experiment and other imagery, e.g., FOPEN ATD imagery, provided by the government.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Crooks
Program Manager
7812733388
steve.crooks@alphatech.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Mullin
General Counsel/Dir. of C
7812733388
andy.mullin@alphatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHATECH, INC.
50 Mall Road Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042654515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No