IDENTIFYING PHYSICAL BUILDING COMPONENTS FROM GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5970
Amount: $49,813.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Information Dynamics Inc
7903 Springer Rd, Bethesda, MD, 20817
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 STEVEN J KOLODRUBETZ
 (301) 320-4981
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPT OF AN EXPERT INTEGRATED SYSTEM THAT CAN SCAN A CONSTRUCTION DRAWING AND AUTOMATICALLY GENERATE AN ACCURATE BILL OF MATERIALS FROM THE ELEMENTS IN THE DRAWING. A PROTOTYPE WILL BE DEVELOPED ON A MICROCOMPUTER USING AUTOCAD, DBASE III, AND OTHER TOOLS AND CUSTOM PROGRAMS AS NECESSARY. THE WORK PLAN CAN BE BROKEN INTO FIVE CATEGORIES: PRODUCT EVALUATION AND SELECTION (SELECT APPROPRIATE TOOLS TO BE USED FOR FURTHER SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION), GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF COMPONENTS (USING GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION STRUCTURES AND INFERENCE PROCESSES TO DETERMINE WHAT KIND OF BUILDING COMPONENT A GIVEN DRAWING ELEMENT IS), DRAWING ANALYSIS (ESTABLISHING THE APPROPRIATE DIMENSIONS OF THE GIVEN DRAWING ELEMENT FOR TAKEOFF PURPOSES), SUMMARY FILE GENERATION (DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS TO REDUCE THE DATA GENERATED BY THE DRAWING ANALYSIS AND GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION TO A SPECIFIC FILE OR SET OF FILES), AND LINK TO DATABASES (LINKING THE SUMMARY FILE TO A DATABASE PROGRAM FOR REPORT GENERATION, ETC.).

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