Construction of Dense 3D Ship Models from Submarine Image Collections

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-13.-P-4553
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-024-0869
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-024
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Michael Moore
Senior Staff Analyst
(805) 968-6787
mmoore@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
To create robust automated video analysis techniques for extracting, measuring, classifying, and identifying objects-of-interest, 3D object models have many benefits. Manual creation of a full range of 3D models would be a daunting task. A method for automatically generating 3D models from data gathered at sea would make populating a 3D model database practical as well as enabling updates to be generated as more information is gathered. Toyon Research Corporation proposes to implement a method for constructing a 3D model from a series of submarine-acquired 2D images. Toyon has developed industry-leading techniques for dense 3D reconstruction from moving sensor platforms. The effort will include development of methods for segmenting target ship data from marine backgrounds, automatically estimating the relationship among image viewpoints, compensating for target ship motion, and integrating results into a 3D model. A performance metric suitable for predicting automated target recognition performance will be created. The initial software implementation of the proposed algorithm will be used to assess the potential of the proposed reconstruction process and provide the basis for a recommended system design.

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