Technology for Shipbuilding Affordability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,648.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-04-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1396
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-105
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
VEXCEL CORP.
1690 38th Street, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147280127
Principal Investigator:
Steve Soule
Senior Software Engineer
(303) 583-0276
steve.soule@vexcel.com
Business Contact:
Paul Bodnar
CFO
(303) 583-0225
paul.bodnar@vexcel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Developing shape-from-video based software tools will enable US shipyards to create cost effective three-dimensional (3D) models of shipboard components (for engineering applications and/or virtual reality simulators) while ships are still in service ? significantly shortening overall repair cycle time. This approach makes use of the massively redundant information in a video stream to support the automation and simplification of the 3D modeling task. Conceptually there would be only three steps required: - take a hand held video of the area to be modeled, - identify one or more standard 3D catalog items in the video stream (to provide scale and orientation information), - dump the 3D model into the required CAD environment (ShipConstructorTM, CATIATM, AutoCADTM, FactoryCADTM, and MicroStationTM are all currently supported)

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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