Geospecific Night Imagery for Real-time Training Simulators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$147,864.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N61339-07-C-0075
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-045-0807
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-045
Small Business Information
RENAISSANCE SCIENCES CORP.
1351 N Alma School Rd, #265, Chandler, AZ, 85224
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
135051964
Principal Investigator
 Karl Mathia
 Principal Investigator II
 (650) 906-2218
 kmathia@rscusa.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Clark
Title: President
Phone: (480) 966-2727
Email: jclark@rscusa.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Renaissance Sciences Corporation (RSC), Terrain Experts, Inc., Harris Corp., and L3 propose a software system that procedurally derives geospecific cultural lighting from night imagery and supplemental data sources, and incorporates the resulting raster imagery and vector data into runtime databases for training simulators. Environmental lighting from artificial (‘cultural‘) sources, one of the most important night-time phenomena, is generally not represented by modern training systems for either out-the-window or sensor views. The extraction of geospecific cultural lighting from night imagery as well as its procedural generation is an effort to make the option of rendering light patterns from populated areas a reality. This novel technology will have decisive advantages over current state-of-the-art database generation tools, which do not take advantage of night imagery source data and other sources from which geospecific cultural lighting can be derived.

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