Multispectral Desert Fauna Surveillance and Recognition System
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Pukoa Scientific proposes developing the "Species and Habitat Environmental Protection through Electro-optical Recognition and Detection" (SHEPERD) system to provide a capability for continuous day/night surveillance of fauna on large expanses of land such as Edwards AFB. SHEPERD is an automated system using optical sensors and advanced algorithms to automatically detect, track, and classify targets of interest, such as endangered or threatened species. SHEPERD will recognize, count, classify and track endangered species over large areas at reasonable cost. BENEFIT: Detection and tracking of animals, including humans, is of great interest today. The detection of non-rigid shapes that can take on multiple body postures is of increasing importance. The need for comprehensive surveillance, including detection, tracking and identification of humans, is prevalent amongst the DoD and other Federal agencies. The need to rapidly and reliably detect hostile threats to national borders, ports, waterways, facilities and infrastructure is of significance, especially considering the potentially disastrous effects or terrorist attacks and enemy intelligence. An important consideration for acquisition and technology transition is providing robust capability at low cost which can be achieved with Pukoa's technologies.
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Pukoa Scientific, LLC
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