Spectral Based Clutter Suppression Algorithms Using Optical Flow

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-1133
Agency Tracking Number: F071-213-3199
Amount: $99,914.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-213
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
SOLID STATE SCIENTIFIC CORP.
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, 03049
DUNS: 179492566
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Nelson
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 598-1194
 rick@solidstatescientific.com
Business Contact
 Linda Bouthillette
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (603) 598-1194
Email: linda@solidstatescientific.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Solid State Scientific Corporation is pleased to propose a study that investigates optical flow algorithms for background and clutter suppression in advanced missile threat warning systems. The algorithms are designed to take advantage of new array based MTW sensors that utilize spectral information for target detection and elimination of false alarms. The algorithms proposed capitalize on the differences between optical flow for clutter backgrounds and the velocity of missile targets. The key feature of the algorithms is that they implement optical flow techniques on spectral data to reduce false alarms using target and background phenomenology. This approach is computationally less expensive than conventional optical flow and leverages the spectral image information available to the sensor. The algorithms will be tested against live asset data.

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