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High Dynamic Range Sensor Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number: N081-010-0868
Amount: $79,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-010
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-09-27
Small Business Information
6330 San Ignacio Avenue
San Jose, CA 95119
United States
DUNS: 884102542
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Potter
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 737-8800
Business Contact
 Mike Pavloff
Title: Officer
Phone: (650) 964-7808
Research Institution

CG2 proposes a rework of several methodologies in the current work flow: • Overhaul the sensor database generation pipeline to upgrade the source texture data from eight-bit (or lower) to a minimum of 16 bits per component. Propose new methods of generating this data more effectively from available source imagery. Create or adopt new means of texture map compression to reduce bandwidth issues that would otherwise prevent this increased load of high dynamic range imagery from becoming useful with employed GPUs. Ensure that detectable modulation remains visible even at extreme magnification settings, to provide detail for high magnificaton sensors. • Strategically insert upgrades to the rendering pipeline to allow the utilization of higher dynamic range texture maps. Include new texture map decompression that works with the above compression methods. Retain “microtexture” detail to support high magnification scenarios. • Propose a new sensor effects simulation (optical blurring, temporal and fixed pattern noise, AC coupling, manual or automatic gain and level, etc.) that exceeds the current state-of-the-art eight or 16-bit fixed point data paths. • Investigate current prototype and future High Dynamic Range (HDR) display devices, and the means of interfacing to these.

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