Deployable Intelligent Projection Systems for Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-09-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: N071-020-0806
Amount: $747,094.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-020
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
Renaissance Sciences Corporation
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
 (650) 906-2218
Business Contact
 Jeff Clark
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (480) 374-5072
Research Institution
The development of a software product (software development kit, or SDK), based on intelligent projection units (IPUs), is proposed for deployable training systems. The SDK will provide central IPU capabilities: a) continuous calibration with respect to each other, b) seamless rendering and projection of panoramic, dynamic imagery. The SDK will be compatible with several rendering-display configurations. The benefits of the proposed innovation will overcome several deficiencies of current projection and visual training systems, including • the laborious process of manual setup and calibration of projection geometry, • the inability to adapt to even small changes in the display system geometry (e.g., projector shift due to shipboard motion, geometric surface perturbations, etc.) without suspending operation and repeating the setup process, • the requirement for planar or custom display surfaces, and • the need for a pre-set fixed viewpoint. The SDK will compensate for such deficiencies with the automatic geometric and photometric configuration upon startup, both intra- and inter-IPU, as well as the automatic continuous refinement and adjustment of imagery in response to geometric and photometric perturbations of surfaces and/or IPUs. Furthermore, the rendering can be adjusted for static or changing viewpoint.

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