TrackMaster

Period of Performance: 08/03/2006 - 05/03/2007

$100K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Systran Federal Corp.
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45431
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Wright State University
134 Oelman Hall 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Institution POC

Abstract

Maintaining global track quality, especially track continuity, is a significant challenge for targets of interest that become occluded. The situation is complicated when clutter or tracks that are not of interest are in the proximity of the desired target. These situations are typical when attempting to track dismounted targets in an urban environment. Given the availability of image-based sensors (EO/IR) on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms, a multi-target video tracking system with global track fusion and feedback can be developed to mitigate these issues. The objective of this particular research project is to develop image-based tracking algorithms for a network of UAVs that are providing surveillance of both human and vehicular targets in an urban environment. SFC has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. In conjunction with our university research partner, Wright State University, we are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meeting the demanding requirements listed in the solicitation. At the conclusion of Phase II, we plan to have a pre-production version of our product ready for immediate deployment in selected applications.