Deployable Intelligent Projection Systems for Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0418
Agency Tracking Number: N074-003-0378
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-T003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1351 N Alma School Rd, #265, Chandler, AZ, 85224
DUNS: 135051964
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Karl Mathia
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 966-2727
 kmathia@rscusa.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Clark
Title: President
Phone: (623) 242-2371
Email: jclark@rscusa.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHA
 Greg Welch
 Department of Computer Science
Campus Box 3175,Sitterson Hall
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3175
 (919) 962-1819
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Renaissance Sciences Corporation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Night Readiness, LLC propose to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced integrated pose estimation technologies for intelligent projector units (IPUs) that will improve the robustness and overall capabilities of deployable training systems based on IPUs. The IPUs cooperate to create a single seamless wide-area (panoramic) image as part of a deployable visual training system for multiple viewers. The IPUs outwardly look like conventional digital projectors, but when casually arranged together in a set that projects in a common direction, will automatically collaborate to create one panoramic image. The IPUs will self-calibrate their respective geometric and photometric relationships, and then continually and automatically estimate and correct geometric and photometric errors to maintain a single, seamless, high-fidelity image for multiple distinct viewers. Currently available projector technologies do not offer this user-friendly capability of creating multi-tiled, self-calibrating displays that compensate for errors resulting from using multiple projectors. In fact, current technology requires detailed and expensive manual labor to achieve such display arrangements, which is not only inefficient, but also cost-prohibitive when needed in deployable and changing settings.

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