Realistic Correlated Infrared Sensor Scene Generation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28507
Amount: $68,486.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corp
2950 31st Street, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Uri Bernstein
 (310) 450-9755
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Research Institution
The objective of this Phase I SBIR task is to determine the feasibility of improving the realism and fidelity of the IR scenes using features from DMA databases and related earth mapping technology. TSC will derive direct transfer methods of visible-to-IR imagery. If the necessary realism and fidelity require processes beyond a direct transfer, we anticipate that the following innovative IR conversion techniques will be required: developing a pixel-based IR radiance model using both material type and environmental conditions as input to the model, and developing a material type extractor from the source imagery operating with either commercial classifiers or new, TSC-developed algorithms. TSC will assess the feasibility of developing and integrating these conversion techniques into the IR scene generator. TSC's experience in building imaging IR scene generators for mission rehearsal and interactive testing of IR sensors will be used in establishing requirements, evaluating current technology, exploiting innovative concepts, developing a system design and performing a feasibility analysis for the IR sensor scene generator.

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