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FISH MAPPER: VIDEO BASED MICRO-COMPUTER IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6931
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6931
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Architectural Energy Corporati
2540 Frontier Avenue Suite 201 Boulder, CO 80301 0240
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: FISH MAPPER: VIDEO BASED MICRO-COMPUTER IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $198,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A VIDEO BASED COMPUTER IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM CONSISTING OF A 180 DEGREES LENS AND VIDEO CAMERA WHICH IS LINKED TO A VIDEO RECORDER AND MICRO-COMPUTER. THE VIDEO RECORDER ALLOWS FOR STORAGE OF THE IMAGES WHILE THE MICRO-COMPUTER ALLOWS RAPID REAL-TIME ASSESSMENT OF THE UNDERWATER IMAGE WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANALYZING MOVEMENT PATTERNS OF FISHES, OR SPECIFIC SPECIES, OR SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL FISH; (B) STUDYING IN DETAIL ENLARGED PORTIONS OF THE IMAGE; (C) STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ANY OR ALL PIXELS (PICTURE-ELEMENTS)MAKING UP THE IMAGE TO ESTABLISH PATTERN; (D) COMPARE IMAGES OF DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS (E.G., YESTERDAY AT THE SAME APPROXIMATE TIME, OR LAST MONTH, ETC.) TO ESTABLISH RECURRENT BEHAVIOR PATTERNS; (E) STUDY PIXEL BRIGHTNESS TO ANALYZE TURBIDITY OR OTHER ATTRIBUTES THAT AFFECT CLARITY; (F) IF SPECIFIC SPECIES CAN BE ELECTRONICALLY "TAGGED" THEN A LOW COST COMPUTER BASED VIDEO IMAGING SYSTEMS CAN MONITOR A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL OVER LONG PERIODS OF TIME WHILE THEY ARE IN THE HABITAT. COLOR CAN ALSO BE USED AS A MEANS OF STUDYING MARINE LIFE, PATTERNS, AND TURBIDITY.

Principal Investigator:

Claude L Robbins
Vice President

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Architectural Energy Corp.
1881 9th St #203 Boulder, CO 80302

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