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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 1

    On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. GEOFF: Geo-location from Edges, Objects, Foundational data, and a Filter

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: NGA181007

    Ground vehicles with navigation capability (e.g., GPS) can index into foundation data (e.g., Google Maps) to gain situational awareness abouttheir surroundings. When GPS and RF navigation sources are degraded, maintaining situational awareness requires an alternative navigationsource. One alternative source is the foundation data itself. The data contain objects at known 3D locations, which projec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. Variational Object Recognition and Grouping Network

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: NGA181005

    To address the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) need for overhead imagery analysis algorithms that provide uncertaintymeasures for object recognition and aggregation, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISS) proposes to develop a new Variational Object Recognition andGrouping Network (VORGNet) system. It is based on the innovation of implementing a Bayesian convolutional neural network (CNN) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. DNC-GD: Deep Neural Network Compression for Geospatial Data

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: NGA181009

    Following technology advances in high-performance computation systems and fast growth of data acquisition, a technical breakthroughnamed Deep Learning made remarkable success in many research areas and applications. Nevertheless, the progress of hardwaredevelopment still falls far behind the upscaling of deep neural network (DNN) models at the software level. NGA seeks to apply neuralnetwork minia ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. TOFENetTopographic Features Extraction Network

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: NGA181001

    Topographic features found in ground-based natural images contain information that is useful for a variety of applications including locationestimation and navigation. Traditionally these features have been manually labeled by analysts which is costly and time consuming, especiallyconsidering the volume of readily available data. We propose a novel method for extracting topographic features from s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. Blending Ground View and Overhead Models

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: NGA181008

    We propose to build ARGON, the ARet Ground-to-Overhead Network. The network will ingest analyst-supplied ground-level imagery ofobjects and retrieve instances of those objects in overhead collections, providing tips back to the analysts. A proprietary method of trainingthe network, leveraging in-house capabilities, data sources, and tools, will be critical to its success. During Phase I, we will p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. Improving Uncertainty Estimation with Neural Graphical Models

    SBC: MAYACHITRA, INC.            Topic: NGA181005

    Building interpretable, composable autonomous systems requires consideration of uncertainties in the decisions and detections theygenerate. Human analysts need accurate absolute measures of probability to determine how to interpret and use the sometimes noisy resultsof machine learning systems; and composable autonomous systems need to be able to propagate uncertainties so that later reasoningsyst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. Bayesian Urban Degradation Assessment

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: NGA181004

    To address the NGA need for algorithms that fuse observables from over-flight operations and from ground sources to automatically estimatethe degradation of urban environments due to battle damage or natural disasters, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISS) proposes to develop a newBayesian Urban Degradation Assessment (BUDA) software system. It is based on the integration of multiple damage assessment ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. Low-Shot Detection in Remote Sensing Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: NGA181010

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) ingests and analyzes raw imagery from multiple sources to form actionable intelligenceproducts that can be disseminated across the intelligence community (IC). To effectively meet these demands NGA must continue to improveits automated and semi-automated methods for target detection and classification. Of particular concern is furthering NGA's abil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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