Advanced Signal Processing for Non-Literal Exploitation of Spectral Imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: HM1582-04-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: M041-001-0045
Amount: $99,761.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA04-001
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
7763 Old Telegraph Road, Suite 7, Severn, MD, 21144
DUNS: 927875286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Harsanyi
 Chief Scientist
 (410) 969-7044
Business Contact
 John Schveibinz
Title: Vice President
Phone: (410) 969-7044
Research Institution
To maximize the utility of spectral imagery sensors it is essential that processing techniques for data from these sensors are highly automated, provide high probability of target detection with low false alarm rates, and offer a reliable confidence assessment capability. The detection and false alarm probabilities required for a hyperspectral sensor to be a useful intelligence asset varies based on specific applications, therefore this activity responds in general to the prevailing opinion that current algorithms for spectral processing are not meeting the needed performance goals of the present and potential users of spectral data. Current processing short-falls are especially notable when the spectral backgrounds are complex or highly structured both in the VIS/NIR/SWIR and MWIR/LWIR regions of the spectrum. This Phase I program will be directed toward the development of: 1) Innovative spectral signal processing algorithms and flows that improve current detection, identification, and quantification techniques while simultaneously minimizing false alarm rates. 2) Novel clutter suppression/contrast enhancement algorithms that demonstrate reliable and acceptable performance in the structured environments that inherently exhibit high dimensionality and significant spectral variability. 3) Software prototypes compatible with existing NGA software tools that provide for objective evaluation using data with wavelengths ranging from .4 - 13 microns.

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