Wolfgang Kober

(Advisor to Digital Magnetotelluric Technologies)
(President - Denver Mineral Exploration Corp.)
(Board of Directors - Denver Mineral Exploration Corp.)

7017 S. Richfield Street
Aurora, Colorado 80016
(303) 699-2421

University of Colorado, B.A. in Mathematics, 1969
University of Colorado, M.S. in Mathematics, 1971
University of Colorado, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1976

Data Fusion Corporation
President (January 1992 - Present)

As President of Data Fusion Corporation, the following contracts were developed with Dr. Kober as Principal Investigator:

Phase I:

1. AF92-101, Subtopic: Formal Methods for Sensor Management, Title: “An Analytic-Based Sensor Management Software System,” Sponsor: Wright Laboratory (WL/AAKG), Contract #: F33615-92-C-1074, April 20, 1992 - Oct. 1992.

2. SDIO92-003, Subtopic: Sensors, Title: “Distributed Implementation of Track-Before-Detect,” Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Contract #: N00014-92-C-0252, September 30, 1992 - April 1993.

3. AF94-122, Subtopic: Fire Control Fusion and Integration for Tactical Aircraft, Title: “Sensor Fusion for Air-to-Ground Precision Targeting,” Sponsor: Wright Laboratories (WL/AAKR), Contract #: F33615-94-C-1517, (Phase 1 + Option), June 8, 1994 - Dec. 1994.

4. A-94-052, Subtopic: Rapid Mapping, Title: “IFSAR and Radiometric Inverse Modeling for Rapid Mapping”, Sponsor: US Army TEC - Ft. Belvoir, Contract #: DACA76-95-C-0006, March 6, 1995 - Sept. 1995.

5. AF95-129, Subtopic: Innovative Airborne Detection and Tracking Concepts, Title: “Multi-Resolution Tracking for Fire-Control”, Sponsor: Wright Laboratories (WL/AART), Contract #: F33615-95-C-1664, $79,956., June 1995-Dec. 1995.

6. AF95-133, Subtopic: Far-Sighted Approaches to Sensor Management, Title: “A Distributed Sensor Manager,” Sponsor: Wright Laboratories (WL/AAAS-3), Contract #: F33615-95-C-1741, $79,783., July 1995-Jan. 1996).

Phase II:

1. AF92-101, Subtopic: Formal Methods for Sensor Management, Title: “Formal Mathematical Methods for Sensor Management,” Sponsor: Wright Laboratories (WL/AAKG), Contract #: F33615-93-C-1270, June 28, 1993 - Sept. 1995.

2. AF94-122, Subtopic; Fire Control Fusion and Integration for Tactical Aircraft, Title: “Geometric Sensor Fusion for Precision Air-to-Ground Targeting”, Sponsor: Wright Laboratories (WL/AAAS-3), Contract #: F33615-95-C-1718, July 7, 1995 - July 1997.


1. Commercial Contract (Advanced Systems Technology) - Purpose; Response-Time Analysis of Distributed DB Systems - POC: Dr. Robert Goettge.

VEXCEL Corporation

Vice President of Contract Development (1987 - Oct. 1991)

Was involved in obtaining contracts for, and management of, image processing applications. Relevant projects include:

SAR shape-from-shading to support NASA Magellan Mission and SAR shape-from-shading using quadpole polarimetric SAR;

expert system for determination of SAR image control to estimate sensor platform position;

SAR-optical image registration, sub-pixel registration, change detection;

expert system for target recognition;

requirements definition for EOS workstation;

real-time photogrammetry for tracking human mandibular motions;

integrated hardware/software system for border reconnaissance system;

requirements definition for visualization environment to support high-dimensional imaging spectrometry;

array generalization of SAR for target recognition.

Specific activities included proposal preparation and project management.

University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Graduate Faculty Instructor (Summer 1984 - Spring 1985)

Taught graduate courses in analytic queuing and reliability theory, digital controls and signal processing. This was in addition to full-time employment at CTA and AST.

Advance System Technologies, Inc. (AST)

Senior Engineer (1985- 1987)

Responsible for computer performance analysis of the FAA’s Advanced Automation System involving extensive validation of response time requirements and evaluation of proposed system designs. Participated in development and analysis of a discrete-event simulation of the Host Computer System (HCS) for the FAA. Performed study for IBM on processing requirements to support robotics and expert systems for the NASA Space Station. Heavily involved in SDI fire-control issues during pre-proposal activities with Martin-Marietta. Participated in a Phase 1 SBIR for the Navy to develop an expert system for performance analysis of embedded real-time software.

Computer Technology Associates, Inc. (CTA)

Senior Engineer (1983 - 1985)

Participated in the performance analysis of the 9020D computer system for the FAA. Responsible for the design of environmental simulation for the NEXRAD Weather Radar V&V simulator. Responsible for the development of satellite dynamics and attitude estimation testbed. Participated in the definition of a generic data base for DOD CIG flight simulators.

Martin-Marietta Corporation

Senior Engineer (1981 - 1983)

Responsible for performing signal processing analysis on a classified project. On an anti-submarine warfare IRAD, was the image processing lead. Responsible for image processing section of IRAD concerning detection of ballistic missile plumes and fire control.

Control Data Corporation

Senior Programmer/Analyst (1976 - 1981)

Responsible for digital image registration, digital SAR radar systems analysis, digital radiographic fault detection, mathematics of projection and epipolar geometry of mapping sensors, and pattern recognition applications automated 3-D reconstruction of imaged urban scenes. Project Manager of the Autonomous Terminal Homing Project.

University of Colorado
Teaching Associate (1972 - 1976)

Taught calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, linear programming, probability and trigonometry.

Denver Minerals Exploration Corporation
Staff Analyst (Summer 1974)

Performed photo interpretation of Landsat imagery for mineral exploitation.

Wolfgang Kober


1. Kober, W., et al (1977) Image Registration Experiments. Proc. DARPA Image Understanding Workshop.


2. Kober, W., et al (1979) Three-Dimensional Surface Shell Correlator. Proc. SPIE, Vol. 186, May.


3. Kober, W., et al (1980) Some Properties of a General Camera Model, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 238, August.


4. Kober, W. (1981) A Survey of Image Restoration Algorithms. Martin-Marietta Technical Memo.


5. Kober, W. (1984) Robust Control of a Robotic Close-Tolerance Assembly Problem. Proc. 1984 Conf. on Intelligent Systems and Machines. Oakland Univ., MI.

6. Kober, W. (1984) Guaranteed Cost Control of Flexible Space Structures. Proc. AIAA Guidance Control Conf., Seattle, WA.

7. Kober, W. (1984) Compliant Motion Control. Proc. Sixth Meeting of Coordinating Group on Modern Control Theory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, VA.


8. Kober, W. (1985) Performance Issues in Concurrent Computer Systems, AST Technical Memo.


9. Goettge, R., J. Becker, W. Kober, G. Wright (1986) Expert Assistant for Performance Engineering of Large, Embedded Real-Time Software, Phase I SBIR Report, Naval Surface Weapons Center.


10. Kober, W. (1987) HCS Simulation. AST Technical Memo.


11. Leberl, F., W. Kober, J. Thomas (1988) Radargrammetric Terrain Reconstruction Using Multiple Image Shape-From-Shading Combined with Stereo. Final Report: JPL Contract 957955, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, January.

12. Kober, W., J. Thomas, D. Meyer, F. Leberl, J. Cimino (1988) Requirements for an EOS-Oriented Workstation. Proc. IGARSS ’88 Symposium. Edinburgh, Scotland 13-16 September 1988.

13. Thomas, J., R. Mullen, F. Leberl, W. Kober (1988) Concepts for Processing and Analyzing of Multiple SAR and Landsat Images, Proc. SPIE, Orlando ’88.

14. Kober, W., J. Curlander, M. Karspeck, F. Leberl (1988) A Smart Charting and Geodesy Control Generator. Final Report: Base Contract, Phase II SBIR. DACA 72-87-C-001, U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, VA, December.


15. Thomas, J., R. Mullen, W. Kober (1989) Automated Stereo Correlation, Final Report: Mitsubishi International Corporation, Palo Alto, CA, March.

16. Thomas, J., W. Kober (1989) Multiple Image SAR Shape-From-Shading. Proc. IGARSS ’89.

17. Curlander, J., W. Kober (1989) SAR Image-Terrain Database Registration. Proc. IGARSS ’89.

18. McConnell, R., W. Kober, F. Leberl, R. Kwok, J. Curlander (1989) Automated Tracking of Arctic Ice Floes in Multi-Temporal SAR Imagery. Proc. IGARSS ’89.

19. Curlander, J., W. Kober (1989) Final Report: Option 1 and 3, Smart Real-Time Control Generator. Phase II SBIR, DACA 72-87-C-001, U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, VA.

20. Thomas, J., W. Kober, D. Meyer (1989) SAR Polarimetry and Multiple Image Shape-From-Shading. Final Report: Phase I SBIR, Goddard Space Flight Center.

21. Kober, W. (1989) SAR Image Characterization and Restoration. Chap. 5 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F.W. Leberl, Artech House.

22. McConell, R., W. Kober (1989) Radar Image Matching. Chap. 9 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F.W. Leberl, Artech House.

23. Kober, W., J. Curlander (1989) Automated Matching of a Radar Image and Map Database. Chap. 10 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F. W. Leberl, Artech House.

24. Thomas, J., W. Kober (1989) Merging Radar and Nonradar Imagery. Chap. 11 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F.W. Leberl, Artech House.

25. Thomas, J., W. Kober (1989) Automated Parallax Detection. Chap. 14 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F.W. Leberl, Artech House.

26. Thomas, J., W. Kober, F. Leberl (1989) Radarclinometry Shape-From- Shading. Chap. 15 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F.W. Leberl, Artech House.

27. Kober, W., J. Thomas, F. Leberl (1989) SAR Interferometry. Chap. 17 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F.W. Leberl, Artech House.

28. McConnell, R., F. Leberl, W. Kober (1989) Tracking of Arctic Ice Floes in SAR Images. Chap. 19 in Radargrammetric Image Processing, by F.W. Leberl, Artech House.


29. Curlander, J., W. Kober (1990) Innovative Algorithms for SAR to Optical Image Registration. Proc. IGARSS ’90, College Park, MD.

30. Thomas, J., W. Kober, F. Leberl (1990) Multiple Image SAR Shape-From- Shading, Final Report: Contract 957955 and 958954, Magellan Project Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, February.

31. Thomas, J., W. Kober (1990) Using Range Constraints on Terrain Reconstruction Using Multiple Image Shape-From-Shading. Proc. IGARSS ’90, College Park, MD.

32. Kober, W., K. Maurice, F. Kruse (1990) HIRIS Visualization. Final Report Contract NAS5-30596, Phase I SBIR, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

33. Maurice, K., F. Leberl, S. Curry, W. Kober (1990) Real Time Close Range 3-D Motion Measurements for Dental Medicine. Proc. ISPRS Commission V Symposium ’90, Close Range Photogrammetry Meets Machine Vision, SPIE Vol. 1395.


34. Thomas, J., W. Kober, F. Leberl (1991) Multiple Image SAR Shape- From-Shading. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. January.

35. Leberl, F., J. Thomas, W. Kober (1991) A Digital Elevation Model of Venus Terrains from Initial Magellan SAR Images. 45 Day Report, Magellan Project Office. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

36. Curlander, J., W. Kober, A. Stocker (1991) An Automated Software System for Updating Digital Terrain Databases from All-Source Imagery. Final Report: Contract DACA 76-90-C-0013, Phase I SBIR, U.S. Army Engineer Topographic laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, VA.

37. Curlander, J., W. Kober (1991) Contour Extraction Algorithm for Co-Registration of SAR and EO Imagery. Proc. IGARSS ’91, Espoo, Finland.

38. Millot, M., K. Maurice, M. Karspeck, W. Kober, F. Leberl (1991) Generation, Visualization and Analysis of Image Cubes. Proc. Eighth Thematic Conf. on Geological Remote Sensing, Denver, CO., April 29 - May 2.

39. Maurice, K., W. Kober, F. Kruse (1991) Visualization Environment for Imaging Spectrometry. Proc. Eighth Thematic Conf. on Geological Remote Sensing. Denver, CO, April 29 - May 2.

40. Thomas, J, W. Kober (1991) Detection of Faint Targets Using a Novel 3-D Fully Polarized SAR. Final Report: DARPA Contract DAAH01-91 C-R104, Phase I SBIR, 5 August.

41. McConnell, R., W. Kober, R. Kwok, J. Curlander Psi-S Correlation and Dynamic Time Warping: Two Methods for Tracking Ice Floes in SAR Imagery., IFEE Trans., Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 29, #6, Nov. 1991.

42. Curlander, J., W. Kober, Symbolic Model-Based SAR Feature Analysis and Change Detection, SBIR Phase I Final Report, Contract #DACA76-91- C-0008, Engineering Topographic Laboratory, Ft. Belvoir, VA, Dec. 1991.

43. F. Leberl, K. Maurice, J. Thomas, W. Kober, “Radargrammetric Measurements from the Initial Magellan Coverage of Planet Venus”, Photo. Eng. Rem. Sens., Vol. 57, No. 12, December 1991, pp. 1561-1570.

44. Thomas, J., W. Kober “Detection of Faint Targets Using a Novel 3-D Fully Polorized SAR”, Final Report: DARPA Contract DAAH01-91-C-R104, Phase I SBIR, 5 August 1991.


45. Leberl, F., K. Maurice, J. Thomas, W. Kober, Radargrammetric Analysis with Magellan Data of Planet Venus., ASPRS ’92, Albuquerque, NM.

46. Curlander, J., W. Kober, Rule-Based System for Thematic Classification in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery: Issues, Techniques, and Examples., IEEE IGARSS 92.

47. Kober, W., Meyer, D., Thomas, J., Hennessy, S. (1992) “Analytic-Based Sensor Management Software System,” Final Report: Contract F33615-92-C-1074, Phase I SBIR, WL/AAS-WPAFB, OH.


48. Kober, W., Meyer, D., Thomas, J., Stocker, A., Tsucalas, J., (1993) “A Distributed Implementation of Track-Before-Detect,” Final Report: Contract N00014-92-C-0252, Phase I SBIR, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.


49. Kober, W., Meyer, D., Thomas, J., “IFSAR Analyses for ATR Applications,” Final Report: Martin-Marietta Subcontract #RS-437052, Dec. 1994.


50. Meyer, D., Kober, W., Thomas, J., “Geometric Sensor Fusion for Precision Air-Ground Targeting”, Final Report: Contract F33615-94- C-1517, Phase I SBIR, WL/AAS-WPAFB, OH., April 1995.

51. Kober, W., Thomas, J., Krumvieda, K., “IFSAR and Inverse Radiometric Modeling for Rapid Mapping,: Final Report Phase I SBIR, Contract #DACA76- 95-0006, US Army Topographic Engineering Center, Ft. Belvoir, VA, October 1995.


52. Kober, W., Thomas, J., Krumvieda, K., “Multi-Resolution Target Tracking,” Final Report: Phase I SBIR Contract #: F33615-95-C-1664, WL/AART- WPAFB, OH, Jan. 1996.

53. Kober, W., Thomas, J., Krumvieda, K., “Formal Mathematical Models for Sensor Management,” Final Report: Phase II SBIR, Contract #F33615- 93-1270, WL/AAS-WPAFB, OH., January 1996.

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