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Real-Time Mapping from Over-Water Imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0073
Agency Tracking Number: N192-064-0462
Amount: $139,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N192-064
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-14
Small Business Information
3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 170
Orlando, FL 32817
United States
DUNS: 175966675
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jon Watkins
 (407) 601-7847
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Burch
Phone: (407) 601-7847
Research Institution

Dignitas will develop the real-time mapping from over-water imagery solution to allow for rapid preprocessing of collected over-water imagery to remove artifacts such as, noise, glare, etc., and extract features from wave patterns and surface and sub-surface objects. The extracted feature points will serve as anchors for aligning and stitching imagery into seamless ortho-mosaics. We will use state-of-the-art image alignment and stitching techniques to generate ortho-mosaics as rapidly and efficiently as possible using only the limited resources available from onboard hardware. The generated ortho-mosaics, raw overview and detail imagery, and metadata for extracted features will be delivered in real-time to a collection management system on an operator’s workstation. There, a user-friendly interface will allow operators to view and manage previous and ongoing collections, directly plan and task UAVs for capturing new collections, provide human-in-the-loop feedback to prioritize captures of detected AOIs, and export available collections to a wide variety of formats. In total the system we propose to design will provide the Navy with a comprehensive solution for near real-time generation and dissemination of overwater ortho-mosaics.

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