Differential Geometry Based Image Resizing for Small Arms Targeting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0187
Agency Tracking Number: A052-015-1971
Amount: $989,850.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-015
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
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
 Lothar Kempen
Title: Vice President, R&D
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Email: lkempen@intopsys.com
Research Institution
Providing a fast and accurate way to deliver target images to a small caliber autonomous projectile, using only a single camera, remains a major challenge, particularly for applications demanding rapid responses (e.g., in combat environments). Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS), in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists, proposes to develop a breakthrough improved target tracking tool, using the "3-D reconstruction from shape" effect. This technique will use advanced mathematical techniques to construct dynamically changing scene representations that create pseudo 3-D models of 2-D scenes and objects, using only 2-D images as input. This approach can greatly enhance the identification of moving targets in static and cluttered backgrounds. In Phase I, IOS developed proof of concept software for targeting and processing 3-D models from images, and produced a working demonstration of the system using realistic images and video. In Phase II, IOS will extend and improve this system, and will transmit a resized and enhanced image to a breadboard memory prototype representative of a potential projectile targeting system.

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