Differential Geometry Based Image Resizing for Small Arms Targeting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number: A052-015-1971
Amount: $119,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
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 an image of the target to a small caliber autonomous projectile using a single camera remains a major challenge, particularly in applications that demand rapid response in combat environments. Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS), in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, proposes to develop an improved 3-D reconstruction methodology using the "3-D 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 will develop advanced software for creating and processing 3-D models from images, and will produce a working demonstration of the system using realistic images. In Phase II, IOS will extend and improve this system, and will transmit a resized and enhanced image to a breadboard memory representative of a potential projectile-carried memory.

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