Three-Dimensional (3-D) by Videotaping

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32510
Amount: $98,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2477 55th Street, Suite 201, Boulder, CO, 80301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Lender
 (303) 444-0094
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Research Institution
Vexcel Corporation, in collaboration with Stanford Research Institute International, proposes to design and demonstrate techniques to reconstruct 3-D scene and object structure from an image sequence, taken freely by an ordinary video camera. The techniques proposed are based upon algorithms developed as part of Vexcel's photogrammetric workstation that is used to manually build 3-D models from digital photography. Currently available algorithms will be automated through the use of new image processing and photogrammetric techniques invented at Vexcel, SRI, and elsewhere. Anticipated results of this Phase I effort are a proof of feasibility of quickly and automatically extracting 3-D scene information from a video sequence. Also, characterization of the completeness and accuracy of the 3-D models and their sensitivity to errors in the measurement of image match points resulting from the reduced resolution of video quality images.

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