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FRACTAL IMAGE ANALYSIS, AUTOMATION, AND DETECTION FOR THE INTEGRATED UNDERSEA…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
15378
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15378
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMRON CORPORATION
AMRON CORPORATION 1313 DOLLEY MADISON BLVD MC LEAN, VA 22101-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: FRACTAL IMAGE ANALYSIS, AUTOMATION, AND DETECTION FOR THE INTEGRATED UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $493,019.00
 

Abstract:

THE IUSS HAS AN URGENT NEED FOR MORE EFFICIENT METHODS OF SIGNAL PROCSSSING. TO MEET THIS END, SUBMARINE DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS MUST BE REEXAMINED AND MODIFIED. THIS PROPOSAL EXAMINES THE POTENTIAL OF AN INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE CALLED FRACTAL IMAGE ANALYSIS TOAID OPERATORS TO ACCURATELY AND EFFICIENTLY DETECT AND CLASSIFY SUBMARINES IN A PASSIVE SONAR ENVIRONMENT. FRACTAL IMAGE ANALYSIS IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY APPLIED TO OTHER IMAGES TO CLASSIFY REGIONS AND TO DETECT AND ENHANCE EDGES. FURTHER THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE THAT SOUND RADIATED FROM SUBMARINES FOLLOWS A FRACTAL MODEL. IN PHASE I A SINGLE FRACTAL MEASURE WILL BE APPLIED TO A LIMITED SET OF LOFARGRAMS. THE PROPOSED WORK INCLUDES COLLECTION OF DATA FOR FRACTAL ANALYSIS, WRITING AND DEBUGGING OF FRACTAL ANALYSIS CODE, OPTIMIZATION OF THE PARAMETERS OF THAT CODE, EVALUATION OF THE OPTIMIZED CODE ON REAL DATA AND PREPARATION OF A PRELIMINARY PLAN FOR PHASE II WORK INTEGRATING FRACTAL ANALYSIS AND AUTOMATION. PHASE II WILL SEE AUTOMATION OF THE METHOD AND ITS APPLICATION TO OTHER FRACTAL MEASURES AND OTHER IMAGES OF INTEREST IN THE SURVEILLANCE PROBLEM. AN OPERATIONAL SYSTEM WILL BE DEVELOPED IN PHASE III.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Stephen Lane
Principal Investigator
7034152670

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Amron Corp.
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202

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