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  1. NGA191-001: Unsupervised Techniques for SAR Imagery

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS,SENSORS,BATTLESPACE,HUMAN SYSTEM,WEAPONS OBJECTIVE: The objective of this effort is to develop unsupervised feature extraction techniques for high-resolution SAR imagery in order to perform geospatial analysis, modeling and target detection. DESCRIPTION:High-resolution SAR imagery contains large amounts of information, which require intelligent and effective algo ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. NGA191-002: Crowd-Sourcing Statistical Study for Automated Video Quality Assessment Ground Truth

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS,HUMAN SYSTEMS OBJECTIVE: Design and carry out a ground truth validation of automated video quality assessment based on the NGA Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) criteria for video interpretability.Arrange for human analysts to assess video interpretability using the criteria outlined in the Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (VNIIRS). DESCRI ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. NGA191-003: Automated VNIIRS Assessment of Motion Imagery

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS,HUMAN SYSTEMS OBJECTIVE: Design a system to automate video quality assessment based on the NGA Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) criteria for video interpretability.Initial focus will be on panchromatic electro-optical (EO) video and imagery, eventually extending to infrared (IR) and multi-spectral imagery (MSI). DESCRIPTION:The National Geospatial Intelligen ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. NGA191-004: Improved still frames and denoised motion imagery from distressed full motion video (FMV)

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS,SENSORS OBJECTIVE: Develop techniques to produce higher quality still frames from full motion video (FMV) with the eventual goal of denoising FMV in real time.Design a system to enhance the contrast, resolution, and total information content of features in video frames, by exploiting content of nearby frames in a video clip. DESCRIPTION:The National Geospatial In ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. NGA191-005: Collaborative Recommender System for Spatio-Temporal Intelligence Documents

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS OBJECTIVE: Design and build a collaborative recommender system for spatio-temporal intelligence reports. DESCRIPTION:NGA analysts have access to a large amount of spatio-temporal intelligence documents from many sources. Therefore, finding relevant documents (on relevant themes, topics, entities, events, etc.) has become more difficult. Although keyword search is ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. NGA191-006: Automating the Semantic Labeling of Trajectory Data

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): AIR PLATFORM,INFO SYSTEMS,GROUND SEA,SENSOR,SELECTRONICS OBJECTIVE: To automate semantic labeling of movement patterns from trajectory data. DESCRIPTION:Trajectory mining has numerous applications, including transportation management, urban planning, and disease modeling [1]. Trajectory mining comprises a number of approaches, including trajectory clustering, in which traject ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. NGA191-007: Improving Automation through Gamification

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS OBJECTIVE: Identify effective gamification strategies to improve dataset generation for automated algorithms. DESCRIPTION:There have been many instance of crowdsourcing used to create datasets for automated algorithms and some of those instances turn the process into a game. Gamification is the process of turning something, like crowdsourcing data, into a game fo ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. NGA191-008: Improved detection sensitivity, geolocation accuracy, and create novel GEOINT products for OTHR radar systems

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS OBJECTIVE: Develop and demonstrate innovative techniques for improving geolocation accuracy of existing over the horizon radar products and develop new GEOINT products using improved ionospheric modeling, measurements, advanced signal processing, and novel approaches. DESCRIPTION:OTHR has the potential to address the need for persistent, wide-area surveillance. R ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. NGA191-009: Automated object quantity estimation for Radar Imagery

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): INFO SYSTEMS OBJECTIVE: Construct a computer vision system for synthetic aperture radar imagery (SAR) to demonstrate the estimation of the number of objects within an image. DESCRIPTION:NGA Research seeks a system to automatically estimate the number of objects (i.e. cars, planes, etc.) present within an image or bounding box.These algorithms should be robust against varying ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. NGA191-010: Innovative methods for detecting and characterizing electrical grid topologies and induced electrical power transient events from lights

    Release Date: 11-28-2018Open Date: 01-08-2019Due Date: 02-06-2019Close Date: 02-06-2019

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): SENSORS,ELECTRONICS OBJECTIVE: Develop and demonstrate novel methods for detecting, measuring, and extracting fast tempo electric lighting modulation signatures using advanced signal processing methods, machine learning techniques, and other innovative approaches. DESCRIPTION:Recent advancements in fast tempo imaging systems have enabled inexpensive remote detection of low SN ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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