Technology for Shipbuilding Affordability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1396
Amount: $599,648.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-105
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
1690 38th Street, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 147280127
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Soule
 Senior Software Engineer
 (303) 583-0276
 steve.soule@vexcel.com
Business Contact
 Paul Bodnar
Title: CFO
Phone: (303) 583-0225
Email: 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)

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