Multi-Source Vertical Obstruction Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,688.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-04-P-0483
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-015-0405
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SIMWRIGHT, INC.
9344 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL, 32566
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004890455
Principal Investigator:
Dan Matthews
Vice-President/Technical
(850) 939-8707
dan@simwright.com
Business Contact:
Kerry Christopher
President
(850) 939-8707
kerry@simwright.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Cultural development often results in features that obstruct visual and RF view sheds and can constitute obstructions to flight paths for airports and operational missions. Tools are needed that provide for rapid assessment of vertical obstructions for operations worldwide. These tools should be capable of extracting data from diverse imagery sources and assimilating the extracted information together with existing geospatial databases to create new vertical obstruction databases. The proposed research will build on prior research into the automated extraction of digital elevation models and three-dimensional cultural feature extraction. This prior research was conducted to support precision-guided munitions mission planning and precision terrain aided navigation (PTAN) and utilized a broad range of imagery sources including digital point position database (DPPDB). New research will also explore the use of multi-spectral to assist in the feature extraction task. Research will be conducted into fusing multiple data geospatial database sources to create the vertical obstruction database. The goal is to create a tool that can ingest imagery and data in industry standard geospatial database formats, automatically extract vertical obstruction data based on operator input parameters, and export this data into formats that can be used by industry standard geospatial database tools.

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