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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0220
Agency Tracking Number:
N09B-038-0021
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09B-T038
Solicitation Number:
2009.B
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Brown
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
abrown@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance
(805) 968-6787
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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