Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Comprehensive Model for Scene Generation, Target Injection and Sensor Performance

Period of Performance: 08/20/2015 - 02/16/2015

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

JRM Enterprises, Inc.
1127 International Parkway, Suite 115 Array
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

JRM proposes to develop a physics-based sensor image generation server for supplying highly-realistic multi-spectral images of arbitrary scenarios with arbitrary threats in support of COBRA ATR algorithm development. This COBRA sensor image generation server will support two modes of synthetic imagery to augment static field imagery: (1) full 3D simulation of arbitrary threats and arbitrary clutter backgrounds and (2) a hybrid approach that performs realistic arbitrary 3D synthetic target/threat insertions at arbitrary contrasts into actual background field imagery. For this effort, JRM will leverage its existing scene synthesis libraries, including (1) its real-time OSV sensor-scene simulator, which includes physics-based models for ephemeris, irradiance, emission, reflection, atmospherics, and sensor effects prediction, as applied to multi-layered, materially-classified 3D scene geometry in arbitrary environments, and (2) its proven geo-registered target insertion capability, for merging synthetic and real multi-band content. JRM?s solution will utilize its capabilities to facilitate simulation of arbitrary and unknown scenes with threats in arbitrary sensor bands spanning 0.2 to 25um wavelengths with fidelity parallel to machine vision environments (e.g. Hardware In The Loop) with support for injected threats upon realistic backgrounds.