Geospecific Displacement Maps for Real Time, Stereoscopic Training Simulation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,936.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-116-1059
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-116
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Diamond Visionics LLC
400 Plaza Drive, Suite-A, Vestal, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
944322718
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Amend
Sr. Sw Engineer
(607) 729-8526
gAmend@diamondvisionics.com
Business Contact:
David Gdovin
President
(607) 729-8526
dgdovin@diamondvisionics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Displacement mapping is a rendering technique which allows small details, represented as height displacements (often in the form of a texture map), to be applied to a polygonal mesh. The objective of the proposed effort is to develop an innovative automated process that unlocks the advantages of real-time displacement maps (and related technologies), combined with geo-specific two and three dimensional source imagery, for providing highly-complex terrain surface regions in virtual environments for real-time training simulators. In Phase I, we will work to develop an innovative approach to incorporating displacement mapping and related techniques into a real-time visual system. The goal of this approach will be to provide an automated capability, requiring little or no manual database generation effort. A procedure for generating the displacement map from mono and stereo imagery will be developed. Existing published research in these areas will be leveraged, but with a specific focus on techniques that can be performed"on-the-fly", in real-time. Challenges which will be addressed in Phase I include any impediments to a complete end-to-end solution, sensor simulation issues, patch insertion issues, occulted data hole issues, multiple source data issues, modeler time and skill issues, as well as compatibility issues with other simulation systems.

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