Image Fusion for Submarine Imaging Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0062
Agency Tracking Number: N093-188-0136
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-188
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Flacco
 Corporate Senior Scientis
 (818) 885-2265
 nflacco@arete.com
Business Contact
 Curt Harkless
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 885-2224
Email: charkless@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Areté Associates proposes development of an automatic image fusion capability that provides superior scene content than any of its spectral components with less operator workload. To do so we will focus on overcoming the challenges of registration (spatial and temporal) and noise in the fused result. We will heavily leverage (a) proven registration algorithms in our real-time software package AGILE; and (b) advanced experience in noise reduction, physical modeling, and robust image fusion with layering techniques.

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