ADAPTIVE FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR FOR IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2735
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
George Westrom
Principal Investigator
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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