Automated Pixel Geo-Registration for Precise Imaging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-C-1622
Agency Tracking Number: F081-070-1276
Amount: $909,958.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-070
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
2053 Fountain Professional Court, Suite A, Navarre, FL, 32566
DUNS: 004890455
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Matthews
 President
 (850) 939-8707
 kerry@simwright.com
Business Contact
 Kerry Christopher
Title: President
Phone: (850) 939-8707
Email: kerry@simwright.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The complexity and speed of operations combating insurgents employing asymmetric tactics requires coordinated sensing, collaboration, and targeting to attack terrorists who may be fleeing a scene to find sanctuary in schools or mosques. High level  military strategists realize the need for a more rapid strike capability and lower cost smart weaponry for precision strikes.  Insurgents are using increasingly sophisticated, Camouflaged, Concealment and Deception (CC&D) tactics within urban settings,  requiring increased dependence on multispectral surveillance sensing to discriminate and identify enemy combatants SimWright Inc proposes a multispectral camera pod/ inertial navigation system solution, to link platforms, the TACs/ War Operations and ground troops together. In Phase II, a prototype camera system capable of stereoscopic imagery capture coupled with real-time direct georeferencing would provide a system for low cost point mensuration capability. The goal is to produce a DPPDB-like product in real-time and provide accurate orthomosaics. BENEFITS: A successful implementation of this proposal will result in an extremely accurate attitude determination capability. That coupled with a calibrated camera system and tie-point algorithms applied to stereo mensuration determination would provide a real-time precision targeting system. The commercial application of this capability would be considered a highly disruptive technology to the commercial photogrammetric business space.

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