ADAPTIVE FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR FOR IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2735
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Westrom
 Principal Investigator
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PERFORMANCE OF IMAGING SYSTEMS IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE INTENSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF LIGHT ILLUMINATING THE SCENE. THE HUMAN VISUAL SYSTEM PERFORMS WELL OVER A RANGE OF SCENE BRIGHTNESS FAR GREATER THAN THAT WHICH MAN-MADE IMAGE SENSING SYSTEMS ARE CAPABLE OF OPERATING. ODETICS, INC. PROPOSES AN OPTICAL MODEL WHICH: GREATLY INCREASES THERANGE AND VARIABILITY OF SCENE ILLUMINATION; VASTLY IMPROVESTHE QUALITY OF THE IMAGE; SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF DATA BY SELECTIVELY ENHANCING AND EXTRACTING THE TARGET FEATURES. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS RESEARCH ARE TO DEMONSTRATE THE MODELON SPACE IMAGERY AND DESIGN A FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR WITH THEABOVE FEATURES. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CONSIST OF EXTENDING THE GAUSSIAN MODEL TO EXPONENTIAL AND OTHER FUNCTIONS AND TEST ON SPACE IMAGES AND DESIGNING A FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR IMPLEMENTATION.WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE PASE II EFFORT WILL RESULT IN A REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR WHICH WILL HAVE BROAD APPLICATION ON SPACE, MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS.

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