Autonomous Underwater Image Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-C-0159
Agency Tracking Number: N122-141-0782
Amount: $1,194,157.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-141
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Hamrick
 Sr. Program Manager
 (520) 770-6106
 dhamrick@arete.com
Business Contact
 David Kane
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (520) 571-8660
Email: contracts@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aret Associates will develop and deliver autonomous image processing algorithms that execute in real-time onboard unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) neutralizers. The real-time image enhancement algorithms mitigate backscatter, surface effects, and platform video motion using single frame and temporal processing techniques. Additionally, the autonomous algorithms optimally control the UUV illumination through statistical sampling techniques and dynamically compress imagery to match limited bandwidth transmission. The proposed effort includes trade studies for a suitable processor architecture meeting SS-DTE requirements, a detailed real-time algorithm implementation, and SS-DTE system integration. Capability demonstrations progress from demonstration in a lab environment to a tank demonstration and finally a real-time demonstration on the SS-DTE test bed.

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