Automated Synthetic Shortwave Infrared Image Creation From Near Wave Infrared and Electro Optical Imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240519P0023
Agency Tracking Number: S191-002-0016
Amount: $149,932.74
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM191-002
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-04-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-25
Small Business Information
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, 03049
DUNS: 179492566
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Darlene Franco
 (603) 598-1194
Business Contact
 Linda Bouthillette
Phone: (603) 598-1194
Research Institution
This effort will demonstrate the feasibility an innovative and automated workflow that ingests electro-optical visible-light imagery and Near Infrared (NIR) satellite imagery and to produce synthetic Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) images in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GEOTIFF compliant data format standard for use with Infrared (IR) scene projectors employed by United States military flight simulators. This effort will explore a wide range of methods and techniques for generating synthetic SWIR images. Each will be trained using satellite imagery where SWIR image ground truth is available with visible and NIR reference imagery. Experiments will be conducted to assess the fidelity of the synthetic imagery, the runtime of the workflow, the adaptability of the algorithm to images of various sizes and formats, and the compatibility with the existing scene generation workflow. The proposed effort will use open source tools in all aspects of the workflow. It will also employ open, international standard data formats for representing the imagery at all points throughout the processing chain. This will ensure that the automated workflow supports integration with other tools in the future.

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