Geospecific Night Imagery for Real-time Training Simulators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-07-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: N071-045-0583
Amount: $79,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-045
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
400 Plaza Drive, Suite-A, Vestal, NY, 13850
DUNS: 944322718
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lynn Harrison
 Director of Engineering
 (607) 729-8526
Business Contact
 David Gdovin
Title: President
Phone: (607) 729-8526
Research Institution
At present, display of nighttime lighting is primarily geotypical because of the cost to generate geospecific databases manually. However, the combination of two technologies can permit automatic extraction of light source data, including latitude, longitude, and elevation. These two technologies are aerial photogrammetry and pattern recognition. As part of a previous Phase II SBIR effort, DVC developed software to extract buildings, trees, and water features from 2D top-down imagery. In addition, software was developed to detect and remove time specific artifacts, such as shadows, vehicles, and both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. This experience puts DVC in an excellent position to successfully meet the requirements of this SBIR. Diamond Visionics will provide useful solutions to address the challenges stated above based on our extensive background in the extraction of objects from 2D imagery. In Phase I, Diamond Visionics will develop a proof-of-concept PC-based software application capable of automatically extracting light source data from 2D imagery. The resulting data will be saved in a format generally utilized by both the GIS and training communities.

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