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Enhancement of Littoral Zone Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92406
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-021-0452
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Enhancement of Littoral Zone Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) through Multi-Spectral and Infrared (IR) Image Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0241
Award Amount: $79,923.00
 

Abstract:

Techniques to retrieve militarily relevant parameters of the nearshore region using panchromatic or single-channel electro-optical (EO) data have been demonstrated. However, airborne sensors are being developed and fielded that collect multi-spectral data and the present-day methods do not take advantage of the added information contained in the multi-channel data. In addition, EO systems are restricted to daylight operations; a limitation overcome by infrared (IR) systems. Therefore, under this Phase I effort, existing data of the littoral zone from multi-spectral and IR imagers will be used to study the improvements for bathymetry and current retrievals using multi-spectral and IR processing compared to results obtained using panchromatic, EO imagery. In addition, a state-of-the art ocean-imaging model will be exercised to determine the expected SNR from observing the ocean surface with a multi-spectral imaging system. The overall objective of this SBIR program is to develop algorithms that utilize multi-spectral and / or IR imagery for enhanced ISR products in the littoral zone.

Principal Investigator:

J. Williams
Senior Scientist
7034130290
zwilliams@arete.com

Business Contact:

Steve Ramberg
Senior Scientist
7034130290
contracts@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No