Registration of EO and LIDAR using an Interoperability Architecture for Net-Centric Environments (RELIANCE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$1,002,600.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H92222-11-C-0010
Award Id:
91261
Agency Tracking Number:
S091-003-0015
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM 09-003
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator:
Dan Gutchess
Senior Software Engineer
(617) 491-3474
dgutchess@cra.com
Business Contact:
Ninos Hanna
Contract Specialist
(617) 491-3474
nhanna@cra.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Currently deployed full motion video (FMV) sensors provide crucial real-time situational awareness, but suffer from limited field of view and lack of geographical context. Charles River proposes a system to augment current FMV displays with geographic information and real-time intelligence overlays to provide users with a better understanding of video content in the context of the battlefield. In contrast to most existing techniques that assume approximately planar terrain, our proposed geo-registration algorithm uses both 2D and 3D landmarks extracted from video and reference data to account for mountainous terrain and 3D urban structures. Most existing solutions are also limited to specific equipment configurations and have long processing timelines. Our design instead leverages an open, government off-the-shelf (GOTS) software architecture to provide interoperability among various third party sensors, and is designed for real-time processing. BENEFITS: This system can benefit all ISR platforms within DoD and law enforcement agencies where FMV sensors are used to track or observe targets and accurate geo-location is required. In addition to law enforcement and border patrol, it could also be used for commercial mapping applications, vision-based navigation for robotics, agriculture and environmental studies, and to augment civilian surveying equipment.

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