Performance estimation of SAR imagery using NIIRS techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1825
Agency Tracking Number: F093-143-2402
Amount: $99,905.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-143
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Nolan
 Senior Research Scientist
 (513) 631-0579
 anolan@sdltd.com
Business Contact
 Stuart Shelley
Title: Principle
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Email: sshelley@sdltd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose a windowed General Image Quality Equation that incorporates automatic target recognition specific features. Because the metric adapts to local clutter statistics, we expect it to better represent the non-uniform characteristics of the imagery. The feature weights are determined via linear programming techniques constrained to be monotonic. BENEFIT: Defining exploitation specific image quality is a key challenge to multiple disciplines including non-destructive evaluation of airframes and biomedical imaging. We have been developing and marketing tools for these purposes that will be able to leverage the results of this effort.

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