Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,986.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-04-C-0047
Award Id:
65075
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0227
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4909 Nautilus Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147280127
Principal Investigator:
Carolyn Johnston
Senior Research Engineer
(303) 583-0273
Carolyn.Johnston@vexcel.com
Business Contact:
Paul Bodnar
Chief Financial Officer
(303) 583-0225
Paul.Bodnar@vexcel.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Vexcel is proposing to develop algorithms for digital elevation model fusion that utilize sensor models, sensor characteristics, and auxiliary platform information to improve the quality of fused digital elevation models. We will utilize our existing,non-sensor-specific DEM fusion prototype as a framework in which to prototype sensor-aware fusion capabilities. Our main thrust will be to develop quality metrics based on innate properties of the DEM production method, that can be used to guide DEM fusionby serving as an indicator of the relative quality of the DEM sources at a post. Our focus of study during the Phase 1 shall be the derivation of quality information for SAR stereo and interferometric SAR. We shall also study, as time permits, thederivation of quality metrics for the newer pushbroom optical sensors, such as Ikonos and Quickbird, which have more complicated sensor models than the traditionally used frame-based airborne EO cameras.

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