IDENTIFYING, LOCATING AND TRACKING OBJECTS BY DETECTING PRE-AFFIXED COLORED TARGETS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11907
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American Innovision, Inc.
9581 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA, 92123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jose R. Torre-buen
President
(619) 560-9355
Business Contact:
ALAN J. GRANT
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
(619) 560-9355
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AMERICAN INNOVISION PROPOSES TO MEET THE SENSING AND PERCEPTION REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 5.01 WITH A NOVEL COMBINATION OF TRACKING TARGETS, HARDWARE AND ALGORITHMS WHICH WOULD SIMULTANEOUSLY IDENTIFY, LOCATE AND TRACK MANY OBJECTS VIEWED BY A PAIR OF COLOR VIDEO CAMERAS. THE KEY INNOVATION IS THE USE OF PRE-AFFIXED MULTI-COLORED TRACKING TARGETS, AND A HARDWARE PREPROCESSOR FOR RAPIDLY IDENTIFYING THEM UNDER VARIABLE ILLUMINATION. COMPARED WITHALTERNATE TECHNOLOGIES THIS SYSTEM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING FOURADVANTAGES. FIRST, HIGH CAPACITY: HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF OBJECTS COULD BE IDENTIFIED AND DOZENS TRACKED SIMULTANEOUSLY. SECOND, HIGH SPEED: THE IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION AND THREE-AXIS ORIENTATION OF DOZENS OF OBJECTS COULD BE DERIVED EVERY 60TH OF A SECOND. THIRD, EASE OF PROGRAMMING: THE PROPOSED DESIGN IS INHERENTLY SELF-TEACHING. FINALLY, LOW COST: THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULDREQUIRE TWO LOW-COST COLOR CAMERAS AND ONE BOARD BUILT WITH OFF-THE-SHELF LSI AND VLSI COMPONENTS. THE ANTICIPATED POSITIONAL ACCURACY IS PLUS OR MINUS SEVERAL MILLIMETERS AT A RANGE OF 10 METERS. IN PHASE I WE PROPOSE TO BUILD AND TEST A PROTOTYPE WHICH HAS ALL THE CAPABILITIES OF THE FINAL SYSTEM EXCEPT REAL-TIME TRACKING.

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