Software Tools for Modeling Urban Details

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,889.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N61339-05-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1387
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VEXCEL CORP.
1690 38th Street, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147280127
Principal Investigator:
Jason Szabo
Manager Close Range Engin
(303) 583-0224
szabo@vexcel.com
Business Contact:
Paul Bodnar
Chief Financial Officer
(303) 583-0225
bodnar@vexcel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of this work is to provide the Army with a superb software tool for the creation of 3D urban models. This software tool will be easy to use, accurate, and provides photo realistic results. This tool will be able to make use of a mixture of possible existing input data sources (multiple resolution digital elevation data (DTED 1 to DTED 5), various scales of Digital Elevation Models (DEM's) and maps, existing CAD drawings (2D and 3D). And furthermore, it will be able to effectively blend images from various sources (e.g. hand held digital (cell phone), aerial, archive stills, video (UAV, news coverage, etc.), and even satellite imagery. Automated image processing and model generation will be supported as much as possible but a simple GUI over-ride will be primary focus: this is due to the recognition that automated image processing algorithms work well only with "good data" - something that is not available for all mission requirements.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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