Image Fusion for Submarine Imaging Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-11-C-4163
Agency Tracking Number: N093-188-0136
Amount: $999,838.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-188
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, -
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Cheng
 Staff Scientist
 (818) 885-2200
 echeng@arete.com
Business Contact
 Curt Harkless
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (818) 885-2200
Email: harkless@arete.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Adverse environmental factors can greatly reduce a submarine"s ability to see ships in the visible band alone. Infra-red imagers can add valuable content, but at the cost of increased workload. Arete Associates proposes an end-to-end fusion system to leverage the power of multi-band imaging without increasing operator workload. Through an innovative suite of registration and fusion algorithms, our system will combine salient content from each input band into a single image while mitigating clutter and artifacts.

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