Imagery Manipulation for Simularor Database

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F42650-02-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: 011XP-1336
Amount: $749,838.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corp.
11400 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90064
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Uri Bernstein
 Department Manager
 (310) 954-2200
Business Contact
 Ladd Jones
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 954-2200
Research Institution
Increasing application of visual simulation has led to a need for more efficient production of large high-fidelity databases derived from remote sensing imagery. Realistic databases require both 3-D models of buildings and structures, and high-resolutionterrain imagery. At present, remote imagery must be manually processed both to extract 3-D structures, and to correct the imagery for time-specific objects and shadows. This proposal describes the development, testing, and validation of imagerymanipulation software to automatically process remote sensing imagery to produce 3-D simulation database products. The application uses commercially available data from multiple sensor types. Specific processing steps include (1) innovative extraction ofbuildings using correlated segmentation and feature extraction from both imagery and height map data, (2) elimination of transident objects such as vehicles and aircraft by correlation and segmentation, (3) building shadow elimination by prediction andsegmentation, (4) terrain imagery filling to replace excised regions using statistical interpolation and (5) texture extraction and prediction for buildings viewed at oblique angles. The software creates 3-D- database objects in Open Flight format andprocessed terrain imagery in NITF format.

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