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Detecting and Tracking Multiple Moving Objects from a Moving Platform

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91766
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0542
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dragonfly Pictures, Inc.
PO Box 202 West End of Second Street Essington, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Detecting and Tracking Multiple Moving Objects from a Moving Platform
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0491
Award Amount: $98,768.00
 

Abstract:

Research is proposed to investigate the feasibility of a novel tracking algorithm that uses spatial context to reason about long term intentions. While it is hard to fully anticipate a person's behavior, we can generate a set of reasonable hypotheses about it by selecting a number of high-level goals for known persons (e.g., a civilian goes to a store or home, a soldier searches for cover, a biker stops at a red light). This innovative technique will fit into a larger effort to detect and track heterogeneous moving obstacles (e.g., cars, humans, and aircraft) in crowded and cluttered environments where multiple occlusions occur. In general, Phase I research will seek to enable: 1) Extraction and tracking of moving objects from moving stereo images in an environment full of moving objects; 2) Tracking of moving objects using short-range prediction techniques; 3) Deduction of a spatial context from moving stereo images; and 4) Tracking of frequently occluded moving objects using long-term behavior reasoning - the essential innovation. Phase I testing will evaluate the performance of the algorithm both on the ground and in the air.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Rellim
CTO
9173244654
BobRellim@DragonflyPictures.com

Business Contact:

Greg Piasecki
CFO
6105216115
GregoryPiasecki@DragonflyPictures.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DRAGONFLY PICTURES, INC.
PO Box 202 West End of Second Street Essington, PA 19029

EIN/Tax ID: 232675311
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No