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Comprehensive Surf Zone Modeling Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0615
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-010-0128
Amount: $139,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19A-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-13
Small Business Information
9301 Corbin Avenue Suite 2000
Northridge, CA 91324
United States
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Graham
 Sr. Scientist
 (303) 532-8472
Business Contact
 Greg Fetzer
Phone: (303) 651-6756
Research Institution
 Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Imaging Science
 Adam Goodenough Adam Goodenough
54 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
United States

 (585) 475-5944
 Nonprofit College or University

Areté Associates, along with STTR partner Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), are proposing a comprehensive software capability for scene generation, object insertion, and performance modeling for passive and active EO COBRA sensors over the surf zone. The Surf Zone Modeling Tool (SZT) will incorporate several technologies, including: open-source and Areté-designed SZ ocean physics models, an interface with the DIRSIG scene renderer including SZ rendering optimizations developed by RIT, and software plug-ins to other COBRA development tools currently being built by Areté under parallel efforts. The tool will include models of the SZ environment and sourcing functions, COBRA-specific platform, sensor, and target models, and a simulation framework that folds these pieces together to rapidly generate simulated datasets for algorithm training. The tool will also include the capability to insert synthetic objects into previously collected sensor data to add another means for rapidly building up a large training and test database without the complex requirement of accurately modeling scene and clutter geometries.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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