Building Recognition by Function

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,406.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W91CRB-10-C-0098
Award Id:
90031
Agency Tracking Number:
08ST1-0178
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST081-009
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
28 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
010926207
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Hoogs
Director of Computer Vision
(518) 881-4910
anthony.hoogs@kitware.com
Business Contact:
Yvette Fitzgerald
Contracts Specialist
(518) 371-3971
y.fitzgerald@kitware.com
Research Institute:
University of Pennsylvania
Mark West
220 South 33rd Street
107 Towne Building
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-
(215) 898-3150
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The goal of BLUE is to identify the function or purpose of buildings using persistant surveillance video such as Constant Hawk or Angel Fire. In Phase 1, we developed preliminary algorithms demonstrating that functional recognition of buildings and other scene elements such as parking spots and doorways is possible, using both supervised and unsupervised techniques to define functional models of building and scene element categories. On Phase 2 we plan to enhance the unsupervised method with elements of the supervised method; extend the set of track features; add comprehensive scene modeling to include relations between scene elements and buildlings; address outstanding research issues such as dealing with poor quality tracks; and test extensively on wide-area video. The resulting algorithms will be implemented in a prototype system integrated with our video processing framework, andsuitable for transitioning into operations.

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