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Hyperspectral Resolution Enhancement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M-1933
Agency Tracking Number: 011SN-0773
Amount: $99,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Post Office Drawer 719, 735 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
United States
DUNS: 062090113
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Fitzgerald
 Senior Engineer
 (937) 429-9261
Business Contact
 Scot Fries
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 963-8761
Research Institution

Hyperspectral imagery represents the latest and most advanced tool for remote sensing. A hyperspectral data cube presents a vast range of spatial, spectral, and temporal information to the operator. Hyperspectral imagery is finding vast markets in suchdisparate fields as military intelligence, tactical military operations, geology, forestry, cultural studies, and environmental studies. However, a trained imagery analyst may be disappointed with the resolution of hyper-spectral imagery (HSI).Mission Research Corporation proposes the use of co-registered high-resolution broadband imagery coupled with the known system Point Spread Function (PSF) in an optimized Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) Estimator to improve the resolution of the hyperspectralimagery beyond current limitations. We propose that the high-resolution broadband imagery will also be improved using our current MAP techniques before it is used to improve the hyperspectral data. Our initial results are very promising and are includedin the proposal. The processing cost for computers required to perform the computationally intensive MAP routines is on an exponential downward curve. This reduced cost factor makes computationally intensive solutions such as MAP attractive.The advent ofhigh-density focal plane arrays has allowed for the manufacture of high-resolution imaging systems. The imaging systems are being increasingly employed by the DoD as they incorporate more and more electro-optics technology in sophisticated militarysystems. Digital imaging technology is being used for night vision, targeting, target recognition, surveillance and tracking. All of these functions are extremely critical for the successful deployment and mission accomplishment of current militarysystems. Most of these systems offer a

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