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On-board Autonomous Surveillance and Navigation System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97971
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-143-0631
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-143
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Broadata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: On-board Autonomous Surveillance and Navigation System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0039
Award Amount: $69,913.00
 

Abstract:

The Army seeks to develop a system to allow an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to extract useful information from surveillance video, to reposition itself to optimize data collection and communications, and to conceal itself. To meet the Army's requirement, BCI proposes an Onboard Autonomous Surveillance and Navigation System (OASN) with Enhanced Accuracy and Low Computation Cost for UGVs, based on our extensive experience in target detection and recognition, intelligent video analysis algorithms, IR/visual sensor developments, and autonomous navigation systems for ground vehicles. BCI's proposed OASN efficiently integrates our two innovations-ultra-fast human and vehicle activity auto-detection and high-accuracy object-oriented video navigation-into a compact, onboard video surveillance system, which not only achieves ultra-fast and highly accurate human and vehicle detection over in-the-field UGV platforms, but also supports autonomous UGV and sensor position adjustments and concealment improvement. The proposed algorithms are of very low computation cost and support ultra-fast initial system setup and configuration. The OASN algorithms are also energy efficient for onboard calculation. BCI's proposed novel OASN system can be easily implemented with the commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products and open source products by means of flexible hardware and software design, and is capable of working with any UGV platform.

Principal Investigator:

Shan Li-Ryan
Research Scientist
3105301416
sryan@broadatacom.com

Business Contact:

Freddie Lin
Acting CEO
3105301416
droussell@broadatacom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Broadata Communications, Inc.
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954817646
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No