Multisensor Image Processing


MUSIP - 2316

Keywords image processing, remote sensing, medical imaging, environmental monitoring, sensors, knowledge-based systems


Start Date: 30-JAN-89 / Duration: 24 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of MUSIP is to develop general-purpose tools for the interpretation of multi-sensor imagery and the fusion of image information with non-image data from many other sources.

The MUSIP system will provide an integrated environment for the interpretation of image and spatial data in conjunction with other disparate data and knowledge.

Existing and novel image-processing tools will be integrated into a knowledge-based environment with powerful data-handling facilities. New tools will be developed for sensor fusion, for the incorporation of auxiliary knowledge (eg sensor characteristics), and for knowledge-based control structures.

Two demonstrators will be produced: one for applications in flood and deforestation monitoring in remote sensing, and another for medical imaging. The data to be interpreted will include spatial models (eg digital maps or anatomical atlas) and spectral databases and models (eg radar cross-section models, or a tissue response database). Applications facilities will be provided for image interpretation on a powerful workstation with transputer-based accelerators.

Progress and Results

The prototype has been completed and demonstrated for both applications.

Exploitation

There is a substantial market worldwide for image-processing systems like MUSIP.

The partners intend to apply MUSIP in the field of remote sensing by exploiting applications developed during the project.

The development of tools for image analysis and information processing will form the basis of an operational capability for environmental monitoring and a knowledge-based approach to signal interpretation via a data fusion process.

The main product expected to be developed from the project prototype is an intelligent workstation for large-image and multi-image processing for applications such as remote sensing.


CONTACT POINT

Mr F.G. Sawyer
MARCONI SPACE SYSTEMS LTD
Anchorage Road
UK - PORTSMOUTH PO3 5PU
tel: + 44/ 705-664966
fax: + 44/ 705-690455
telex: 86666 MARSAT G

Participants

MARCONI SPACE SYSTEMS LTD - UK - C
THOMSON-CSF-LABORATOIRE
ELECTRONIQUE DE RENNES - F - P
MARCONI COMMAND & CONTROL
SYSTEMS LTD - UK - P
UNIVERSITY OF READING - UK - P
UNIVERSITA DI GENOVA - I - P
MBB GMBH - D - P
GEC RESEARCH LABORATORIES - UK - P
HUNTING TECHNICAL SERVICES LTD - UK - P


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MUSIP - 2316, December 1993


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