Automated Generation of Underground Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,916.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W91CRB-09-C-0018
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-142-0063
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-142
Small Business Information
Dignitas Technologies, LLC
14258 Anastasia Lane, Orlando, FL, 32828
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
175966675
Principal Investigator
 Shawn Shiflett
 Simulation Engineer
 (407) 616-2103
 shiflett@dignitastechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Jon Watkins
Title: Managing Member
Phone: (407) 281-6431
Email: watkins@dignitastechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Urban environments have become a central focus of military operations and thus of training. The military simulation community has put significant effort into the representation and visualization of buildings and urban clutter. Databases such as Baku and Caspian Sea and functionality like Ultra High Resolution Buildings (UHRBs) in OneSAF illustrate the great success of these efforts. Similarly, ARA’s Underground and Urban Model Generator (U2MG) makes it possible to automatically generate highly detailed and varying building models and urban clutter. Underground structures are a natural extension of urban terrain. While there is basic simulation support for underground structures in the UHRB specification and in some image generators, progress is hampered by a lack of source data and tools to support manual or automated generation of underground structures. This lack of data and tools has made underground data scarce in training databases. Examples include a few hand-placed tunnels in OneSAF’s Fort Hood database. With this proposal, Team Dignitas proposes to leverage existing technology to immediately provide detailed functionality in the area of automated underground structure generation. Team Dignitas will apply its unique qualifications to carry our functionality from the research and demonstration arena into practical application in Army programs through a Phase II SBIR award.

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