Automatic Three-Dimensional (3-D) Target Template Generation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0185
Agency Tracking Number: N051-017-0285
Amount: $147,009.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-017
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-03-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-09-19
Small Business Information
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific, 1010 Gloria Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
DUNS: 059333349
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Pinette
 Program Manager
 (919) 433-2400
 pi_networks@comcast.net
Business Contact
 Matthew Heric
Title: President
Phone: (919) 433-2400
Email: mheric@iavo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US Navy seeks improved capabilities to generate automatically 3-D target template data in support of the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Program. Our collective approach herein is divided between: (1) feature generation using enhancements to the IAVO TrueDEM DEM extraction tool and (2) a new high-level system called TrueTemplate that automatically builds 3-D target templates from the TrueDEM feature sets and any available a-priori knowledge about the targets and/or environment. Of prime importance for an automated solution are: - A capability to define man-made structural objects and connect these accurately to a ground DEM; - A capability to create a template with few false points; - A capability to infer building material(s) as per the modeling output; - A method for quantifying the reliability of the output; and - Emphasis on leveraging existing capabilities from both Government and Commercial off-the-shelf packages whenever possible. These 3-D data are critical for missile support; and this includes generation of reference content as well as advanced target and site modeling. Generally, commercial and DoD 3-D marketplaces are demanding robust modeling solutions of this type, which suggests an eventual commercialized solution should do well within the spirit and intent of the SBIR program.

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