All-Weather Feature-Based Combat Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0158
Agency Tracking Number: N051-030-1116
Amount: $79,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-030
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
550 Paiea Street , Suite #236, Honolulu, HI, 96819
DUNS: 176527471
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 David Parker
 Principal Investigator
 (808) 423-1900
Business Contact
 Nelson Kanemoto
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (808) 423-1900
Research Institution
Referentia Systems Incorporated proposes a new and unique technology for real-time all-weather combat identification. The SBIR solicitation suggested a feature-based solution, but our technology delivers superior performance because it is not feature-based. Instead of using templates, and instead of extracting features from sensor data, Referentia's technology fits 3D models of objects directly to the sensor data, bypassing feature-extraction and all of its pitfalls, such as feature explosion in visually complicated scenes. After fitting known objects to the data, our technology can then perform the reverse operation: convert the remaining unfitted data to 3D models, for immediate classification by a human operator (e.g. friend/foe/neutral). It can then save new objects in a local or global knowledge base for immediate use by any linked systems. Our Phase I technical objectives are to research, implement, test, and demonstrate the core technologies needed to successfully complete the entire project.

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