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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Automating Procedural Modeling of Buildings from Point Cloud Data

    SBC: Dignitas Technologies, LLC            Topic: NGA183002

    Newer techniques in data collection such as Lidar and photogrammetry can provide large quantities of accurate and up-to-date source data models in operational areas, but transforming this often massive amount of raw source data into a lightweight 3D representation that can be quickly consumed by defense customers using a web browser or mobile devices remains a challenging problem. While point clou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. TOFENet – Topographic 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 geolocation estimation and navigation. Traditionally, these features have been manually labeled by analysts which is costly and time consuming, especially considering the volume of readily available data. During Phase I, we have demonstrated a novel TOFENet framework ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. CloudVS: Next Generation Video Services In Cloud Computing

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: NGA181002

    With the explosive growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile communication technologies, media streaming service and applications based on video content have gained remarkable popularity and interest from users. When someone is using their device to record a video, then share that video with friends through a certain website (e.g. Netflix, YouTube), the process may sound simple from the user s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. A User-Centric Gamified Crowdsourcing System for Geospatial Analysts

    SBC: 361 Interactive, Llc            Topic: NGA191007

    Creating comprehensive geospatial datasets requires that National Geospatial Agency (NGA) analysts spend large amounts of time searching for, delineating, and labeling non-moving features in overhead imagery. This tiresome and tedious task can negatively impact not only the analysts’ work satisfaction but also the resulting data quality. Fortunately, recent advances in gamification and crowdsour ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. Collaborative Recommender System for Spatio-Temporal Intelligence Documents

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: NGA191005

    US military and intelligence agencies have invested significant resources in data collection and effective search and analytics tools. However, due to increasing amounts of data, finding relevant information has become more difficult. Thus, there is an important need for recommender system technology that pushes relevant un-queried data to analysts through automation and machine learning technique ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. SURFER: SAR Unsupervised and Robust Feature ExtractoR

    SBC: THE DESIGN KNOWLEDGE COMPANY            Topic: NGA191001

    The NGA requires an automatic, unsupervised SAR feature extraction (AUFE) technique, that can ultimately be deployed for geospatial analysis, modeling, and target detection. Our proposed “SAR Unsupervised and Robust Feature ExtractoR” (SURFER) solution includes in Phase I: (1) a sound and deterministic assessment of the underlying RF phenomenology and SAR processing theoretical basis for effec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. Video Tagging and Interpretability Rating (VTIR) Toolkit Assisting VNIIRS Ground Truth Experiment

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: NGA191002

    The Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (VNIIRS) defines different levels of interpretability based on the types of tasks an analyst can perform with videos of a given VNIIRS rating. DoD users of motion imagery rely on NGA to rate the interpretability of motion image clips and understand the factors affecting the VNIIRS of operational imagery. To develop and validate and verify an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. VAST-CQA Video Annotation and Statistics Toolkit for Crowdsoucing Quality Assessment

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: NGA191002

    Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), along with our collaborators propose to develop a video tagging and statistics toolkit called VAST-CQA (Video Annotation and Statistics Toolkit for Crowdsourcing Quality Assessment). The key idea of the proposed approach is to provide a video quality annotation toolkit which reduces the effects of bias, subjective assessment and other human factors using a set of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. VSIIR: VNIIRS Semantics Inference for Interpretability and Rating

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: NGA191003

    Video analysts have to sift through voluminous video data to extract information of interest. The NGA uses the VNIIRS scale to rate videos with subjective interpretability. VNIIRS rating provides a meaningful way of organizing video browsing and search. Manually annotating videos with VNIIRS rating however, is very tedious. We propose to develop an automated tool which uses several cues such as mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. Multi-hop processing for OTHR range extension

    SBC: Decibel Research, Inc.            Topic: NGA191011

    The development of sophisticated anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities by our adversaries requires us to develop long range capabilities to mitigate this A2/AD threat. Extending the range of Over The Horizon Radars beyond their conventional single hop operating mode will potentially provide coverage out to 10000 km and beyond. We propose combining existing state-of-the art HF radar ray prop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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