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Multi-Source Vertical Obstruction Generation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0134
Agency Tracking Number: N041-015-0405
Amount: $749,714.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-015
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-04-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-04-29
Small Business Information
2045 Fountain Professional Court Suite C
Navarre, FL 32566
United States
DUNS: 004890455
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric Douglas Lester
 Director of Geospatial Im
 (256) 882-9144
Business Contact
 Kerry Christopher
Title: President
Phone: (850) 939-8707
Research Institution

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.

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