The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a prize challenge for the research community to help IARPA restore and enhance imagery from sensors mounted on small unmanned aerial vehicles.
The UG2 Prize Challenge is open to computational photography and image processing algorithm developers from industry and academia.
Chris Boehnen, a program manager at IARPA, said in a statement published Monday the agency seeks to improve the quality of images from small fixed-wing UAVs through the use of software techniques.
“Analysts need these types of tools to sift through the large amounts of imagery they receive on a daily basis,“ Boehnen added.
The University of Notre Dame will serve as IARPA’s challenge performer and will seek algorithmic methods for advanced image restoration and enhancement from interested participants.
Registration for the contest will run through April 1.
IARPA expects to announce the winners by May.