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Improved Real Time Geo-Registration Techniques For Airborne Imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-C-1593
Agency Tracking Number: F121-139-1862
Amount: $1,630,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-139
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-03-31
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive, 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
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution
ABSTRACT:Toyon Research Corporation proposes research and development of advanced algorithms and real-time software to provide significant improvements in geo-registration for wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems such as ARGUS-IS, Gorgon Stare, and Blue Devil. The proposed algorithms perform joint processing of information extracted from the WAMI imagery and information extracted from typical navigation sensors, such as GPS and IMU devices. In Phase II, integration with a WAMI sensor in an Air Force sensor integration lab is proposed. The software prototype developed in Phase II will provide real-time processing of WAMI imagery using a combination of central processing unit and graphics processing unit hardware. Integrated performance demonstration and accuracy evaluation are also proposed.BENEFIT:The successful completion of this research and development will result in improved capabilities for correlating, fusing, and exploiting multi-sensor EO/IR ISR imagery in a layered sensing framework. Significant benefits are expected in military applications where coordination among multiple airborne and ground assets is necessary and real-time performance is critical. In particular, this technology addresses the mismatch in precision between guided weapons and the target location systems used to select targets. Although the military is the primary customer with a need for precise location information from mobile sensors, smaller scale operations would be able to use these capabilities along borders, near ports, or along the coastline to monitor for illegal or terrorist activities. Potential commercial applications include police and homeland security applications. Geo-registration is also fundamental to commercial augmented reality applications.

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