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Rapid construction of 3-D Satellite models from limited amounts of 2-D imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-18-P-0247
Agency Tracking Number: F181-020-0253
Amount: $149,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF181-020
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-05-07
Small Business Information
PO Box 9334
Albuquerque, NM 87119
United States
DUNS: 176086952
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Nick Malone
 (505) 244-1222
 nick.malone@tautechnologies.com
Business Contact
 J. Kelly
Phone: (505) 244-1222
Email: jj.kelly@tautechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Our innovative solution is a multi-level approach which: a) provides useful information in real-time and more in-depth information on the timescale of a satellite overpass, b) is robust to the unique character of satellite imagery, and c) degrades gracefully when information is incomplete or unavailable. We believe all information can be beneficial, so that even if the attitude cannot be determined, other metrics such as object size, optical cross section, spin rate, and glint detection can still be provided.When the attitude can be determined, and the image registered to a 3D model, advanced details like the solar panel angle and material reflectivity can be automatically extracted and used to improve the knowledge base.

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