Advanced Signature-Matched Hyperspectral Change Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-1169
Agency Tracking Number: F071-235-1514
Amount: $99,905.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-235
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
733 Bishop Street, 28th Floor, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 043448575
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 G. Gina Ling
 Senior Scientist
 (808) 441-3640
 gina.ling@nova-sol.com
Business Contact
 Diane Deagan
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (808) 441-3678
Email: diane.deagan@nova-sol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NovaSol is pleased to present a program to improve the utility and performance of existing and future hyperspectral reconnaissance sensors. The development of approach to signature-matched hyperspectral change detection will address the Air Force’s specific interest in lowering false alarm rates while maintaining or increasing probability of detection. NovaSol’s novel approach improves the existing state of the art in hyperspectral matched-filter change detection by directly targeting shortcomings in current covariance-based methods that have been identified by the military and research community. Use of simple data conditioning steps and a spectral distance based matched filter detection metric make our algorithm computationally efficient and amenable to implementation in low power and weight parallel processing hardware. In addition, by employing object-based change detection, the proposed algorithm will offer greater tolerance to image misregistration than currently deployed pixel-level subtraction schemes.

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