Geospecific Night Imagery for Real-time Training Simulators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$147,864.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N61339-07-C-0075
Award Id:
82592
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-045-0807
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1351 N Alma School Rd, #265, Chandler, AZ, 85224
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135051964
Principal Investigator:
KarlMathia
Principal Investigator II
(650) 906-2218
kmathia@rscusa.com
Business Contact:
JeffreyClark
President
(480) 966-2727
jclark@rscusa.com
Research Institute:
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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