Innovative Application of Urban ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) Imagery for High Fidelity Training Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0220
Agency Tracking Number: N09B-038-0021
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09B-T038
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Brown
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 abrown@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
 Brown University
 Michael Kostyshak
 Office of Sponsored Projects
164 Angell Street
Providence, RI, 2912
 (401) 863-9328
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation and Brown University propose to develop a complete real-time software solution which ingests multi-sensor ISR imagery and produces geo-specific, realistic simulated imagery for flight simulators and training devices. The technical innovations enabling this solution include fully automated 3-d model construction from sequences of ISR video frames, and geo-registration of multi-sensor video to enable realistic multi-spectral imagery simulation. Real-time processing will be achieved with a proposed massively parallel graphics processing unit (GPU)-based implementation. A key component of the proposed development plan is indentifying appropriate data formats and protocols for interfacing with current and future commercial flight simulation products. The focus of the Phase I effort will be on demonstrating the performance of the component algorithms and software prototypes, benchmarking key components of the GPU implementation, and developing a plan for Phase II development and flight simulator integration. Algorithm demonstrations will be performed in Phase I using ISR video available at Toyon and Brown Univ., from past and ongoing involvement in multiple DoD ISR video exploitation programs.

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