SIGMA: Speedy Imagery Geo-registration and Motion Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-C-1826
Agency Tracking Number: F131-151-1741
Amount: $749,862.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-151
Solicitation Number: 2013.3
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-10-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-12-30
Small Business Information
72 Water Way, Barrington, RI, 02806
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vishal Jain
 (401) 965-9304
Business Contact
 Vishal Jain
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (401) 965-9304
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: VSI proposes the development of the SIGMA (Speedy Imagery Geo-registration and Motion Analysis) system, which will address three key requirements by the end of Phase II: (i) adapt to different type of sensors, sensor-configurations and sensor operating conditions, (ii) handle large amount of data in real-time or close to real-time using limited resources, and (iii) operate under conditions such as lack of metadata in case of GPS-denied areas and linear, unbounded trajecto-ries. The central tenet of the proposed approach will be formation of a graph where the nodes will be a group of images and these nodes will be connected to each other if there is a spatial or temporal connectivity. Furthermore, the development in Phase II will leverage Phase I develop-ments, specifically the robust online SFM system, which was successfully tested on multiple da-tasets such as CLIF 2007, MAMI and synthetic datasets, and (ii) the demonstrated feasibility of the dynamic graph- representation to handle large amounts of image data and variable camera geometry constraints. The proposed system is a plugin-based framework which will allow each of the components to be replaced by different implementations or algorithms to allow the system to work flexibly under different operating conditions. BENEFIT: Real-time mapping of aerial imagery for urban planning, construction and disaster relief and real-time traffic updates.

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