Blending Ground View and Overhead Models

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: HM047618C0057
Agency Tracking Number: NGA-P1-18-06
Amount: $99,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA181-008
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-15
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Chiba
 (818) 885-4934
 dchiba@arete.com
Business Contact
 Drew Stiver
Phone: (818) 885-2287
Email: contractsx@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to build ARGON, the ARet Ground-to-Overhead Network. The network will ingest analyst-supplied ground-level imagery ofobjects and retrieve instances of those objects in overhead collections, providing tips back to the analysts. A proprietary method of trainingthe network, leveraging in-house capabilities, data sources, and tools, will be critical to its success. During Phase I, we will prototype thealgorithm, validate its performance, and iteratively improve it by modifying network architecture and training data as necessary. Phase II willcontinue this iterative improvement, incorporating relevant classified data if available. Once acceptable probability of detection and falsealarm rates are achieved, the prototype will be transitioned into operational software, leveraging Arets experience deploying IC products.

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