Truth Quest: Enabling Operational/Exercise Data

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,688.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-02-M-1233
Agency Tracking Number:
021SN-2113
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vexcel Corp.
4909 Nautilus Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147280127
Principal Investigator:
Carolyn Johnston
Sr. Research Engineer
(303) 583-0273
cpj@vexcel.com
Business Contact:
Paul Bodnar
Chief Financial Officer
(202) 583-0225
bodnar@vexcel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Vexcel Corporation proposes to design and develop an image manipulation toolsetthat uses RF tag technology to embed ground truth data,including identification, geolocation, and auxiliary data, in normal FOPEN SAR imagery.The encoding system is designed not to interfere with the normal operation ofthe FOPEN SAR, or the normal detection of target signatures. The encodeddata is extracted from the SAR phase history data using an alternativeprocessing flow. The imaging toolkit will support theautomatic acquisition and markup of SAR data with coded data fromthe RF Tag, whenever the data contains embedded RF Tags. The proposedimaging system will be built on top of OpenEV, an imaging toolkit whose source is madefreely available under the Open Source license. Long-term remote monitoring of geographically scattered assets, using remotely sensedimagery, has the potential to save many man-hours of travel and field work for engineers incivil and petroleum engineering. RF tag technology and the imaging toolkit designed anddeveloped under this program will permit remote monitoring of geographically distributedcorporate or public assets. Data encoded could include data transmitted from the RF Tagwith encoded data output from monitoring equipment, as well as geolocation and the imagery itself.A custom monitoring package could consist of an RF tag, a GPS and any other equipment providing required data,and a workstation running OpenEV and executable mo

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