EO-IR Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracker Algorithm

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0279
Agency Tracking Number: N111-026-0857
Amount: $750,014.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-026
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
CA, Goleta, CA, 93117-3021
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Brown
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 abrown@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In Phase II, Toyon Research Corp. proposes to perform research and development of an EO-IR Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracker prototype which can be used to aid in exploitation of airborne co-boresighted multi-sensor EO-IR video. Proposed work includes development of algorithms and real-time software implementations that perform data-driven registration of EO and IR video, electronic video stabilization, image statistical background modeling and clutter suppression, automated moving target detection and segmentation, multiple-target feature/appearance-aided tracking, and target geo-location/geo-registration. The developed prototype will include a GUI that will allow for selection of a target of interest (TOI), and the prototype will also output TOI track information in the form of control signals that can be used to keep the TOI in the field of view of the co-boresighted EO-IR sensors. Integration with Navy systems will be pursued during Phase II. Extensive testing and algorithm evaluation will also be performed, including testing using both stored ground-truthed video and live testing integrated with Navy systems.

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