Partnering opportunity

A Turkish inventor offers an object based segmentation method to determine the borders and outlines of object and to define the object as a whole instead of just a pixel

Summary

A Turkish researcher has developed an algorithm which determines the borders and outlines of objects automatically with the usage of statistical, spatial and structural features/relationships and with the usage of high resolution air/satellite image data. The inventor is looking for companies mainly specialized in defence to license the technology.

Partner sought

The inventor is looking for potential companies who will be interested in licensing agreements. Both exclusive and non-exclusive are possible. First there will be need for co-development. The inventor is ready to cooperate for this stage also.

Description

This invention is a way of fast satellite image evaluation. It is related to a method that enables object based segmentation of especially air/satellite photographs that are viewed in high resolution. The aim of the invention is to be able to determine the borders and outlines of objects automatically with the usage of statistical, spatial and structural features/relationships and with the usage of high resolution air/satellite image data. Another aim of the invention is to develop a method which enables to define the object as a whole instead of just a pixel and which can operate and work by being minimally affected by restricting elements such as ambient light, air conditions or resolution. The invention uses a single band of the image data. This said band can be a grayscale band or it can be different spectral bands. The image data carries out a process with each pixel group in order to primarily determine primitive structures. Subsequently, the determination of the objects is provided by grouping the possible identical primitive structures together. By this means for an object to be perceived as a different object from its own because a part of this said object being less brighter due to a height difference or due to having its own shadow will be prevented. The inventor is looking for companies mainly specialized in defence to license the technology, and potential companies who will be interested in licensing agreements. There is no restriction under specialization in defence. Any sector of defence is possible to work with. Both exclusive and non-exclusive are possible. First there will be need for co-development. The inventor is ready to cooperate for this stage also.

Advantages and innovations

There are various methods being used in order to determine the borders of the objects in photographs in the state of the art. Some of these methods enable the segmentation of objects with the aid of frames in relation to determine the edges of the objects and the elements that separate these objects from other objects, etc. The main advantages are; automatic, fast, repetable, can be used for other applicaitons related to satellite image processing.

Development stage

Prototype available for demonstration

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Granted patent or patent application essential


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