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Automated Assessment of Pier Damage from Multimodal 3D Survey Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0281
Agency Tracking Number: N213-140-0045
Amount: $139,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N213-140
Solicitation Number: 21.3
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-06-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-12-06
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755-1111
United States
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jerry Bieszczad
 (603) 640-2445
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution

To direct successful port damage repair (PDR) efforts, the Navy requires rapid assessment of topside and underwater pier battle damage using remote sensed 3-D scanned data. Missing as well as damaged components need to be automatically identified and localized so that an appropriate repair crew and materials can be dispatched to quickly restore pier operation. Currently, the Navy uses LIDAR above water and multi-beam sonar underwater to produce 3-D point cloud data of the structure. Analysts manually review these point clouds to plan the facility repair and generate detailed repair instructions using the Pier Reconnaissance Assessment Tool (PRAT). This slow and laborious process is a major bottleneck in PDR efforts. To address these needs, Creare proposes to develop an easy-to-use software tool that automatically and rapidly identifies, localizes, quantifies, and tabulates above and below water pier damage from 3-D scanned data. This tool will automatically analyze the 3-D scan data and deal with the variability in data collection quality, challenges of the marine environment, and variations in pier construction, in a manner that greatly streamlines PDR efforts for the Navy.

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