Algorithms for Stereo Image Creation from a Sequence of Two Dimensional Images

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,665.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-06-C-0035
Award Id:
72761
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-011-3337
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
401 Serenity Ct SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
092174635
Principal Investigator:
RobertRadtke
Lead Software Engineer
(505) 299-2686
rob@stellarscience.com
Business Contact:
ConradPoelman
Owner
(505) 453-2713
cpdodsbir@stellarscience.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Stellar Science has developed innovative techniques capable of autonomously converting standard 2D image sequences into 3D stereo movies, and has successfully tested these techniques on a wide variety of space surveillance imagery. Our algorithm first solves for the satellite's shape and motion using a feature based technique, and then uses this information to select and combine suitable stereo image pairs, and finally when desired, generates realistic looking synthetic images to increase the temporal fidelity of the image sequences. In phase II, we will build upon and expand this initial capability by investigating specific techniques that promise to improve the quality, quantity and usefulness of our output stereo images. Our phase II plan includes creating synthetic images that do not lie in the imaging sensor's viewing baseline, implementing a detailed testing mechanism that can characterize these improvements, supporting new space and non-space related imagery types such as radar, and demonstrating software tools that help users scientifically exploit and measure stereo imagery. We will combine our vast experience in space surveillance imagery exploitation and stereo image creation techniques with our proven track record of implementing robust scientific algorithms to deliver a working and highly maintainable software tool.

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