Landing Zones Identification (LZI)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,994.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-13-M-0095
Agency Tracking Number:
O123-AU3-1167
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-AU3
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
CA, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-1812
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator:
Tasso Politopoulos
Chief Scientist
(805) 582-0582
tpolito@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Emily Melgarejo
Director of Contracts
(805) 582-0582
emelgarejo@americangnc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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