NASA 1998 SBIR Phase I


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 98-1 24.03-2567

PROJECT TITLE: Content Addressable Image Database Architecture

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)

This proposal suggests development of an architecture for building content addressable distributed image databases (containing test, graphics, images, and digitized video). This architecture would create a means of describing and accessing entries from NASA’s databases which is more flexible and effective than currently available. Our proposed system is innovative in the flexibility and extensibility allowed for image queries - including three dimensional shape, color, and texture. Since substantial computation must be done to match image contents, much of the responsibility for the process must be delegated to the image archival engine (or actually engines, because balancing data stored with computational elements is very important in this application). In Cybernet’s Phase I effort we will prototype a single node of the search engine and associated browser. For the Phase II effort we will develop the full prototype product for NASA.

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

Potential industrial/commercial applications include indexing medical and dental images, commercial imagery on the World Wide Web, and commercial archives. This technology could also be used for screening security video.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Charles Jacobus, Ph.D.
Cybernet Systems Corporation
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor , MI 48108

NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR

Cybernet Systems Corporation
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor , MI 48108