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  1. Low-Shot Detection in Remote Sensing Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: NGA172002

    Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that improve the precision and recall of neural networks for low-shot object classification and detection. Our approach is based upon developing a descriptive multi-domain feature representation of the low-shot target as well as the surrounding context. A multi-branch neural network merges the various domains of information to perform accur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Improved Image Processing for Low Resolution Imagery with Inter-Frame Pose Variation

    SBC: Etegent Technologies, Ltd.            Topic: NGA172009

    With respect to digital imaging sensors and systems, obtaining as many pixels on target is a necessity to classify or identify a target for real-time operations and forensic analysis within the intelligence community. Rather than relying on improved sensors, the approach originally solicited and further refined here utilizes super-resolution image processing techniques to provide more detail in th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. Advanced Image Segmentation for Radar Imagery

    SBC: ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: NGA172004

    Implement methods to improve our Phase I architecture for complex SAR imagery collected from different systems and with different collection parameters. Implement techniques to boost performance across all ground features of interest. Reduce the amount of human intervention needed for training our SAR image segmentation architecture.  SAR segmentation can be applied to a number of areas: Intellig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. Faster Optical Modem for Underwater Data Acquisition

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: NGA182001

    SA Photonics’ Optical Navigation and Ranging (ONAR) system is an interrogative system that operate underwater in wavelength range of blue/green (450-540 nm) and enables navigational correction to IMU based dead reckoning navigation. The location based beacons are battery operated and have operational life span of over one year. The system is designed to operate in on demand burst mode so that no ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. Asynchronous Active 3D Imaging

    SBC: SCIX3 LLC            Topic: NGA183001

    Recent advances in LiDAR, detector, and airborne systems technology have opened the door to small, high-performance, and significantly lower-cost alternatives over currently deployed airborne LiDAR imaging systems. CSLabs’ proposed initiative leverages modeling and simulation (M&S) to evaluate the efficacy of new approaches with the potential to disrupt the existing LiDAR imaging paradigm. Where ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. Asynchronous Multi-transmitter Multi-aperture Synthetic 3D Imaging System

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: NGA183001

    Traditional active 3D imaging systems, such as airborne and terrestrial lidar scanners, use a transmitter and receiver typically co-located on the same platform and connected in synchronous communications. However, recent advances in laser, detector, and airborne systems technology have opened the door to smaller, higher-performance and significantly lower-cost airborne lidar systems in which it i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. 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
  8. A Multi-Branch Network for Automated VNIIRS Assessment of Motion Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: NGA191003

    Due to the lack of consistency in existing automated methods for assigning VNIIRS levels to motion imagery, and the overwhelming human resources required to manually assign levels, a new method of automated/semi-automated VNIIRS assessment is needed. In recent years, advancements in deep learning have provided solutions to previously intractable computer vision problems. In many cases, automated d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. Improved detection sensitivity, geolocation accuracy, and create novel GEOINT products for OTHR radar systems (IGOR)

    SBC: Expedition Technology, Inc.            Topic: NGA191008

    Over the Horizon Radar (OTHR) has been a deployed capability for over 3 decades. OTHR uses the ionosphere to reflect HF radar signals in order to illuminate objects (potential targets) beyond the horizon, giving it a potential effective range of several hundred to a few thousand kilometers. Understanding how the HF radar signals interact and reflect off the ionosphere is crucial to accurate target ...

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

    SBC: Expedition Technology, Inc.            Topic: NGA191011

    Over the Horizon Radar (OTHR) has been a deployed capability for over 3 decades and uses the ionosphere to reflect HF radar signals in order to illuminate objects (potential targets) beyond the horizon, giving it a potential effective range of several thousand kilometers. This range is impressive, but it assumes/takes advantage of only one bounce off of the ionosphere. The capability to take advan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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