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SBC: SONALYSTS INC Topic: NGA182001
To address NGA’s requirements, Sonalysts’ team of world-class experts in underwater optical communication proposes development and implementation of the Precision Optical Navigation Transceiver for Undersea Systems (PONTUS). PONTUS will transfer navigation information from an Underwater Navigation Beacon (UNB) to an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) in an electromagnetic-spectrum-denied (e.g., G ...SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC 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
Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared ImagerySBC: 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
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
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
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
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
SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: NGA181006
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to research and develop algorithms for generalized change detection, by leveraging and exploringexisting and proven effective traditional and deep learning methods, with a unique 3D reconstruction component. The vast majority of themassive amounts of imagery data will have small pixel level differences due to a multitude of unimportant changes: minor misregistra ...SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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
SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: NGA181004
Toyon Research Corp. proposes development of a system that automates disaster assessment based on fusion of overhead and ground-basedimages, video, and other data. In Phase I, we will investigate various possible data sources and the benefits of fusing the data in automatedanalysis. We will select and curate data for processing in a Phase I feasibility study. Damage assessment will be performed in ...SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency