Mitigating Sensor Saturation through Image Processing Techniques

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$103,240.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-13-M-5034
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-121-2162
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-121
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
2943 South Wilson Ct. NW, Grand Rapids, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
169603631
Principal Investigator:
Todd Pepper
System Software Engineer
(616) 735-2080
todd.pepper@cri.us.com
Business Contact:
Mike Stitt
Chief Technologist
(616) 735-2080
mike.stitt@cri.us.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Sensor saturation and the resultant loss of information is a problem that plagues both infrared and electro-optical sensors. Saturation often leads to blooming or dilation of the saturated region, destroying data in surrounding regions. A means for enhancing imagery through post processing to minimize the effects of blooming and maximize the value of remaining image content is proposed. Also proposed is a control method to actively control both IR and EO cameras to maximize the dynamic range of the sensors and capture more information from the scene. BENEFIT: The proposed mitigation techniques will result in algorithms which will maximize image content under conditions including but not limited to saturation. These methods will first be targeted toward post processing software but will later be targeted at real-time applications. These methods will be packaged such that they may be embedded directly into the sensors or as a separate control and processing unit.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government