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Conflation of 3D Foundation Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: HM047619C0031
Agency Tracking Number: NGA-P2-19-04
Amount: $999,957.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA172-007
Solicitation Number: 17.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-05-05
Small Business Information
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific 4011 University Dr. Ste. 204
Durham, NC 27707
United States
DUNS: 059333349
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brad Grinstead
 (919) 433-2400
Business Contact
 Matthew Heric
Phone: (919) 433-2400
Research Institution

NGA seeks a solution to provide highly accurate foundation data of buildings, similar features, and linear structures by conflating information from multiple images and contributed content. Our solution “AMCON Geo” (Automated Multi-source Conflation, Geospatial) is a framework for combining multiple sources together to improve overall relative and absolute accuracies of the data, and increase operational throughput by putting all of the data together in an easy to visualize, and easy to distribute, data package. The resulting conflation contains estimates of goodness of fit for the mapping and propagates underlying estimates of the quality of the source data via the following: - Data sources are converted into the appropriate foundation components; - Beginning with the 3D geometry layers, matching geometry features are automatically found for each data source;- Perform a non-rigid, geometry-preserving mapping to each data layer, bringing its features into alignment with the underlying model; - Use mutual information to perform a global alignment, minimizing the mapping errors across all datasets; - Create a geodatabase from the aggregated data; and - Visualize the results in an exploratory 3D viewer. We believe AMCON Geo aligns well with our proven expertise and breadth of ongoing, overlapping DoD initiatives.

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