Photometrically Compensated Hyperstereopsis System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-M-6362
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2949
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 033449757
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Igor Ternovskiy
 Principal Scientist
 (310) 530-7130
Business Contact
 Ashutosh Sharma
Title: Chief R&D Officer
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Research Institution
Intelligent Optical Systems proposes to develop a hyperstereopsis-based techniques for ground target identification. Under hyperstereoscopic viewing conditions, the separation of the two camera viewpoints is exaggerated and disparity can provide more thansimple depth perception; many studies have demonstrated advantages of stereoscopic displays over conventional monoscopic displays for detection of barely distinguishable targets. In the same time psychophysical studies stated that alteration of thestereopsis negatively affects overall judgment of the image content.The IOS algorithm will be based on simultaneously psycho-physiological and photogrammetric corrections to the hyperstereopsis obtained from the digital video images provided by the TV and infrared (IR) systems on board the aircraft. The proposed techniquewill use all available knowledge about image acquisition conditions including the physics and geometry of the image acquisition transformation in conjunction with psycho-physiological peculiarities of the human visual system to assure geometrically correctand steady in time hyperstereopsis.In Phase I, we will deliver the prototype software for creating the hyperstereopsis effect using the optimal control parameters. In Phase II, we will improve the processing steps to achieve near real time performance and provide a suitable interface forthe 3D experience. Faster and more accurate 3D visualization of video and camera images will improve detection and detection range of military targets and will also have commercial applications in robotics, automated vehicle navigation, and military and civil damageassessment. Applications in search and rescue, aircraft simulators, machine vision, flight tests, and flight training will also be explored.

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