Using Machine Vision Techniques to Create a Multi-Resolution Obstacle Database

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,815.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-05-C-0022
Award Id:
74978
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-232-1018
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator:
DouglasHaanpaa
Research Engineer
(734) 668-2567
dhaanpaa@cybernet.com
Business Contact:
CharlesCohen
Vice President, R&D
(734) 668-2567
proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy requires an architecture for acquiring and storing 3-Dimensional obstacle data. An extension of the Terrain Awareness Warning System (eTAWS), the obstacle database must store man-made objects such as buildings, bridges, towers, overpasses, and wires. The system must be able to generate obstacle database data from a number of sources including synthetic aperture radar (SAR), stereo/multiple aerial/satellite photography, and raw geodetic survey data.Cybernet proposes to focus on the collection of 3D obstacle geometry/location based on aerial photography and using advance image processing techniques. This collection process will then be used to populate an indexed database that stores obstacle data at multiple resolutions. By indexing the data, we will be able to reduce the storage requirements by storing redundant data only once. By storing the data at multiple resolutions we allow the application accessing it to balance the tradeoffs corresponding to the different levels of resolution/detail, such as resolution vs. coverage area.

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