Army

Full motion video to 3D maps software

Available via license agreement for commercialization

Software & Information Technology

As part of a research project known as soldier-deployable geospatial technologies, Army scientists including Dr. Ricky Massaro invented software that rapidly creates 2D and 3D maps from Full Motion Video. The patent-pending software, known as FMV-to-3D, is available via license agreement to companies that would make, use, or sell it commercially.

A 3D map of a live-fire training facility at Fort Campbell processed by the software.

The software solution ingests FMV file or live UDP stream (User Datagram Protocol) from an airborne drone or aircraft. The automated process extracts metadata and video frames for importation into photogrammetric processing software.

The software generates 2D orthomosaics, 3D point clouds, digital terrain models, and 3D textured models by processing the FMV file or stream into separate cluster sets. Geospatial products for each calculated cluster are then automatically created and exported.

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