Differential Geometry Based Image Resizing for Small Arms Targeting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,992.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0187
Award Id:
73847
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-015-1971
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
033449757
Principal Investigator:
Igor Ternovskiy
Principal Scientist
(310) 530-7130
sbirproposals@intopsys.com
Business Contact:
Lothar Kempen
Vice President, R&D
(310) 530-7130
lkempen@intopsys.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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