Panchromatic Image Chip Classifier

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,987.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-1072
Award Id:
79139
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-222-1536
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
733 Bishop Street, 28th Floor, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043448575
Principal Investigator:
Tyson Thomas
Senior Scientist
(808) 348-9103
tyson.thomas@nova-sol.com
Business Contact:
Diane Deagan
Director of Contracts
(808) 441-3678
diane.deagan@nova-sol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NOVASOL is pleased to propose development of an algorithm for enhancing hyperspectral target detection performance in reconnaissance imagery using spectral detection combined with spatial processing of auxiliary panchromatic high-resolution imagery. The exploitation of both spectral and spatial data from multiple bore-sighted sensors represents a heretofore untapped opportunity to improve detection performance and mitigate false alarms in reconnaissance systems. By combining spectral signatures with multiple extracted spatial features in an operator supervised classifier, a knowledge base is quickly built up that can serve to filter and prioritize future detection image chips to more effectively use the analyst's time and attention. Spatial features can be geared towards either target detection or false alarm mitigation. Since there are many more examples of false alarms, it is more practical to focus on improving performance by filtering unwanted cues. In addition, the proposed panchromatic image chip classifier (PICC) involves relatively simple computations, making it highly amenable to real-time operation on existing processor platforms. Furthermore, the inherent parallelism of the architecture lends itself to implementation on field-programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware which would produce significant economies in weight, size, power and cost.

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