Awards

$99K

Real Time Detection and Tracking of Dismounts from Aerial Surveillance Imagery

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB082-027
Budget: 06/16/09 - 02/26/10
PI: Dr. Yang Ran

Video surveillance for large-format imagery from airborne sensors represents a rapidly expanding source of information for counter-insurgent and counter-terrorist operations. Automated techniques to locate, represent, and recognize pertinent dismounts from vast video archives are becoming critical. Dismounts are non-rigid objects undergoing unpr...

$740K

High Performance Subpixel Hyperspectral Image Target Identification for Space-Based Sensors

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF073-093
Budget: 03/10/09 - 06/11/11
PI: Dr. Reuven Meth

Existing target identification technologies for space-based hyperspectral sensors do not attain the high detection and low false alarm rates required for effective battlefield awareness. The low and sub-pixel nature of targets in these images presents significant challenges to reliably recognize targets and separate them from surrounding clutter...

$99K

Detecting and Tracking Multiple Moving Objects from a Moving Platform

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB082-029
Budget: 02/04/09 - 10/30/09
PI: Yanlin Guo

Successful detection and tracking of multiple moving objects from a ground robot will greatly facilitate important military tactical missions such as path planning, while operating safely amongst humans. Despite extensive research over past decades, robust and efficient visual detection and tracking from a moving platform in unconstrained real-...

$98.2K

Coherent Change Detection for Predictive Battlespace Awareness: Ground Moving Target Identification (GMTI) Forensics

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF083-143
Budget: 01/15/09 - 10/30/09
PI: Dr. Ronald Dilsavor

The SET Team proposes to develop advanced GMTI architectures and processing techniques that effectively exploit the diverse information collected by persistent, staring airborne multi-channel synthetic aperture radar systems towards the goal of detecting and tracking people and vehicles in challenging urban environments. The staring multi-channe...

$98.2K

Algorithm Development for Predictive Battlespace Awareness

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF083-150
Budget: 01/09/09 - 01/31/10
PI: Mark Backues

Will develop and characterize a real-time SAR imaging and CCD system based on an SRC Hi-BAR architecture. The system will support high data bandwidth for very wide area imaging, and will include mixed architecture compute nodes for optimal performance. BENEFIT: The system will demonstrate an effective wide-area SAR imaging and tracking capab...

$99K

Summarization, Visualization and Browsing of Massive Video Archives

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB082-022
Budget: 01/08/09 - 08/24/09
PI: Gavin Rosenbush

Combat aerial videos are invaluable for tactical military operations, but analyzing and retrieving videos can become a burden as the size of the archive increases. Automated techniques to represent, analyze, and query pertinent video content from vast archives are necessary. We break the problem down into three steps: video pre-processing, summa...

$70K

Vision Based Adjunct Navigation Technologies

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-038
Budget: 12/30/08 - 06/30/09
PI: Dr. Reuven Meth

Precise targeting of modern munitions systems depend critically on GPS/INS systems to provide precise navigation data for controlling flight. When GPS is denied, the drift associated with INS measurements quickly increase measurement errors beyond the point where they are no longer useful for navigation and flight control. SET Corporation prop...

$98.2K

Persistent Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Wide-Area Sensor Exploitation

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF083-136
Budget: 12/19/08 - 09/30/09
PI: Dean Wetherby

The ever-increasing size of persistent sensors requires automated tracking algorithms to be run on the aerial platform. However, transmission limitations restrict the automated analysis to forensic purposes to be off-loaded post-mission rather than providing actionable imagery that leads to timely intelligence. Our solution to this problem for ...

$749K

Human Assisted UAV-UGV Cooperative Tracking of Urban Dismounts

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD06-UM2
Budget: 09/29/08 - 01/31/11
PI: Dr. Kathy Misovec

SET Corporation proposes a cooperative, layered-sensing system utilizing UAVs and UGVs, assisted by human operators, to detect, track and identify elusive dismounts in urban environments. Ground sensors maneuver in close proximity to the target, opportunistically capturing high resolution images for target fingerprinting. Airborne sensors provid...

$69.9K

Autonomous Hull Inspection

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N08-182
Budget: 09/19/08 - 03/30/09
PI: Kathy Kielmeyer

Ships and submarines require periodic inspections of their hulls for two reasons: in order to detect and locate potential threats to the ship as well as the identification and quantification of a variety of factors relating to the material condition of the ship. These include the existence of threats such as limpet mines, and the condition and ...

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