Automatic Generation of Obstruction Databases from IFSAR Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-C-1859
Agency Tracking Number: 001SN-1393
Amount: $749,780.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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
 Don Woods
 Senior Engineer
 (310) 954-2210
Business Contact
 Ladd Jones
Title: Director of Finance
Phone: (310) 954-2210
Research Institution
The Air Force needs the ability to land aircraft in all weather conditions, at any given point on the globe, within 24 hours notice. This implies the need for a rapid instrument approach procedure (IAP) development capability, which will depend ondetailed knowledge of terrain and vertical obstructions, such as towers and buildings, near the landing area.This Phase II SBIR effort will produce prototype Vertical Obstruction Detection and Registration (VODR) software. VODR will automatically locate and measure the height of terrain and obstructions in hi-resolution sensor data, including IFSAR. IAP designsoftware, when coupled with VODR, will facilitate safe and reliable access to remote landing areas for the military, and will allow for faster, cheaper, and more reliable IAP design and update cycles for the FAA and similar international agencies.Technology Service Corporation will create a comprehensive software package to import standard NIMA height products and raw height data from high-resolution IFSAR and LIDAR sensors, combine different georeferenced data sets into a single

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