Multi-Source Vertical Obstruction Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,714.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0134
Award Id:
69937
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-015-0405
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2045 Fountain Professional Court Suite C, Navarre, FL, 32566
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004890455
Principal Investigator:
Eric Lester
Director of Geospatial Im
(256) 882-9144
eric@simwright.com
Business Contact:
Kerry Christopher
President
(850) 939-8707
kerry@simwright.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this Phase II SBIR development effort is to automate the process for extracting obstruction clearance features. These processes developed here will have direct applicability to other automated geospatial feature extraction problems. This development will include combining computer vision based algorithms and photogrammetric techniques to automatically extract vertical obstruction features from stereo imagery. These features included communication towers, utility poles, buildings, and roads. We will implement advanced image preprocessing, variations of the Hough transform, and 3D feature correlation techniques to allow the user to rapidly extract pertinent 3D features autonomously from a scene which historically have taken many hours using existing manual techniques. These processes will be manifested in commercial modules to Research Systems Inc. ENVI image processing software. The commercialization of these capabilities will greatly reduce the time needed to generate 3D digital terrain database for a wide variety of time sensitive government and commercial applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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