Autonomous Underwater Image Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$497,654.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-14-C-0159
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-141-0782
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-141
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
David Hamrick
Sr. Program Manager
(520) 770-6106
dhamrick@arete.com
Business Contact:
David Kane
Executive Vice President
(520) 571-8660
contracts@arete.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Arete 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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