NSIN, on behalf of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), seeks solutions for the generation of synthetic training data for computer vision (CV) algorithms. Open to all eligible innovators.

Overview

The purpose of the NSIN Presents: SynGen Challenge is to answer critical questions about the generation of synthetic training data for computer vision (CV) algorithms.

NGA will provide a standardized CV model to test against, with the competitors providing the synthetic data files and reports.

Specifically, this challenge aims to answer the following questions:

  • How does the inclusion of shadows and sun angle affect the performance of the proposed CV algorithm?
  • How does the resolution of the 3D model affect the performance of the proposed CV algorithm?
  • How does the background image behind the 3D model affect the performance of the proposed CV algorithm?

The objects in question for this competition are outside industrial air conditioning units. These are common items that should be reasonable to detect using CV algorithms. The competitors will create 3D models and Blender scenes. In the real world, these units come in all sizes and shapes, with various support features such as piping and ducting.

Stay tuned for further details.


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About National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has a responsibility to provide the products and services that decision makers, military service members, and first responders need, when they need it most. As a member of the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense, NGA supports a unique mission set. We are committed to acquiring, developing, and maintaining the proper technology, people, and processes that will enable overall mission success. Geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. GEOINT consists of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information.

About NSIN The National Security Innovation Network is a program of the U.S. Department of Defense that collaborates with major universities and the venture community to develop solutions that drive national security innovation. We operate two portfolios of programs and services: Venture and Talent. Together, these portfolios form a pipeline of activities and solutions that accelerate the pace of defense innovation.

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