FISH MAPPER: VIDEO BASED MICRO-COMPUTER IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$198,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6931
Agency Tracking Number:
6931
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1881 9th St #203, Boulder, CO, 80302
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Claude L Robbins
Vice President
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A VIDEO BASED COMPUTER IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM CONSISTING OF A 180 DEGREES LENS AND VIDEO CAMERA WHICH IS LINKED TO A VIDEO RECORDER AND MICRO-COMPUTER. THE VIDEO RECORDER ALLOWS FOR STORAGE OF THE IMAGES WHILE THE MICRO-COMPUTER ALLOWS RAPID REAL-TIME ASSESSMENT OF THE UNDERWATER IMAGE WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANALYZING MOVEMENT PATTERNS OF FISHES, OR SPECIFIC SPECIES, OR SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL FISH; (B) STUDYING IN DETAIL ENLARGED PORTIONS OF THE IMAGE; (C) STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ANY OR ALL PIXELS (PICTURE-ELEMENTS)MAKING UP THE IMAGE TO ESTABLISH PATTERN; (D) COMPARE IMAGES OF DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS (E.G., YESTERDAY AT THE SAME APPROXIMATE TIME, OR LAST MONTH, ETC.) TO ESTABLISH RECURRENT BEHAVIOR PATTERNS; (E) STUDY PIXEL BRIGHTNESS TO ANALYZE TURBIDITY OR OTHER ATTRIBUTES THAT AFFECT CLARITY; (F) IF SPECIFIC SPECIES CAN BE ELECTRONICALLY "TAGGED" THEN A LOW COST COMPUTER BASED VIDEO IMAGING SYSTEMS CAN MONITOR A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL OVER LONG PERIODS OF TIME WHILE THEY ARE IN THE HABITAT. COLOR CAN ALSO BE USED AS A MEANS OF STUDYING MARINE LIFE, PATTERNS, AND TURBIDITY.

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