Deployable Intelligent Projection Systems for Training

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0418
Award Id:
83403
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-003-0378
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
(408) 966-2727
kmathia@rscusa.com
Business Contact:
JeffreyClark
President
(623) 242-2371
jclark@rscusa.com
Research Institute:
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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