MAPHAC"Modeling And Perception for HAndheld Computers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A112-080-0920
Amount: $145,230.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-080
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
2720 Third Ave, Suite #910, Seattle, WA, -
DUNS: 968962667
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arvind Sekar
 Owner
 (801) 641-7906
 asekar@spatialcognition.com
Business Contact
 Arvind Sekar
Title: Owner
Phone: (801) 641-7906
Email: asekar@spatialcognition.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In order to improve situational awareness in high-density urban areas and complex terrains where threats can come from different elevations, three-dimensional mapping and visualization systems could prove to be very effective. Building systems that can integrate dense, live sensor data with existing geographic data to visualize a 3D environment in a timely fashion has proven difficult. Properly designing these systems requires deviating from orthodox algorithms in the fields of computer graphics, data management, and distributed systems. Spatial Cognition proposes a design for a modular, distributed, and portable 3D mapping and visualization system for mounted/dismounted operations. This system is built on new spatial partitioning algorithms, rendering techniques, and collective localization heuristics designed to integrate live and existing data sources and leverage the latest advances in GPU technology. The proposed Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of building this system, create a detailed design for a prototype system, and validate that this system can significantly reduce collective engagement timelines for fleeting, time-sensitive targets.

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