Analytical Photometric Manifold Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-05-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: F041-005-2274
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-005
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
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 Ternvoskiy
 Principal Scientist
 (310) 530-7130
Business Contact
 Reuben Sandler
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Research Institution
The Air Force is soliciting the development of innovative algorithms to produce 4D models of "uncooperative" objects in near real-time. This modeling would entail high-resolution 3D shape reconstruction and motion tracing of space objects from ground-based images. In response, Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) proposes to develop a 4D reconstruction system based on an analytical photometric manifold modeling (APM) algorithm. The proposed APM technology will build on IOS's proprietary developments in the application of catastrophe theory, and will expand these efforts to image modeling. In Phase I, IOS provided proof of feasibility and developed the APM algorithm to represent space objects as photometric polynomial models. IOS also initiated development of key 3-D concepts and relationships, and demonstrated the successful reconstruction of a 3-D structure from an acquired sequence of photographs. In Phase II, IOS will demonstrate a robust prototype software that will increase the precision of 3D position reconstruction by 5 to 10 orders of magnitude over traditional 3D image modeling and processing methods, under difficult conditions and will provide rapid 3-D model reconstruction and motion algorithms. In Phase II, IOS will also demonstrate verifiable prototype software.

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