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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11907
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
American Innovision, Inc.
9581 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA, 92123
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jose R. Torre-buen
 President
 (619) 560-9355
Business Contact
 ALAN J. GRANT
Title: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Phone: (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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