Landing Zones Identification (LZI)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-13-M-0095
Agency Tracking Number: O123-AU3-1167
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-AU3
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
CA, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-1812
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Tasso Politopoulos
 Chief Scientist
 (805) 582-0582
Business Contact
 Emily Melgarejo
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Research Institution
The objective of this project is to provide the Office of the Secretary of Defense a landing zones determination system for small autonomous air vehicles. The AGNC approach involves the use of EO sensors to effect video data collection and processing for determination of scene constituent elements and objects of interest directly impacting the goal of landing zones determination. The algorithmic aims are structured to accomplish an image perception and understanding framework that results in the synergistic interplay of segmentation and classification algorithms that result in the isolation of the scene constituent elements so that the possible presence of landing zones among them is revealed. The utilized data processing techniques involve both deterministic and probabilistic considerations. Scene segmentation and objects detection algorithms are evaluated as to their effectiveness in accomplishing the automatic realization of the goal of landing zones determination within the context of an overall competing array of other terrain elements and objects in the scene.

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