Software Tools for Modeling Urban Details

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$119,650.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N61339-04-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1387
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-205
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
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
 Robert Wilson
 Senior Research Scientist
 (303) 583-0204
 bobw@vexcel.com
Business Contact
 Paul Bodnar
Title: VP Contracts & Finance
Phone: (303) 583-0225
Email: bodnar@vexcel.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Vexcel proposes to build an urban modeling system by combining the SketchUp 3D CAD tool with the photogrammetry based as-built modeling tool Foto-G. These tools represent the state of the art in both, intuitive 3D modeling user interface, and automation supported 3D feature extraction. The final result of this effort will allow the Army to create large simulation databases almost fully automatically from spaceborne, aerial, or handheld still images or video sequences. Full comliance with all relevant database standards will be provided. Automated attribution with non-visual characteristics will be supported. The cost of urban models and the time to create them will be reduced by an order of magnitude compared to the current manual approach.

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