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INSITE: An Unattended In Situ HSCB Data Collection, Visualization, and Analysis…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-HS2-6014
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-HS2
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: INSITE: An Unattended In Situ HSCB Data Collection, Visualization, and Analysis System
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0110
Award Amount: $99,879.00
 

Abstract:

Human Socio-Cultural Behavioral (HSCB)-based models have the potential to help tactical commanders assess situations and project consequences of actions in counterinsurgency (COIN) missions. Unfortunately, the potential utility of these models been limited due to a lack of area of interest (AOI) data traditionally collected by local subject matter experts (SMEs). The short supply of SMEs has created interest in developing collection capabilities that can operate unattended in remote AOIs to collect HSCB data over long periods of time. One approach is to leverage automated OSINT and SIGINT tools to collect and analyze local AOI multimedia (web, TV, radio), online records, and individual inputs. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of detectable media signals and local records in technology-poor remote AOIs. To enable collection of HSCB data now unavailable in these remote AOIs, we propose to design and demonstrate INSITE, an automated, unattended, long duration, HSCB data collection system focused on detecting non-verbal social signals that make up a significant part of the"atmospherics"that give critical socio-cultural insight. INSITE consists of a: (1) Remote HSCB Data Collection System that includes sensors, sensor processing techniques, a wireless network interface; and (2) INSITE Data Packager that provides storage, visualization, and analysis tools.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Farry
Senior Scientist
(617) 491-3474
mfarry@cra.com

Business Contact:

Ninos E. Hanna
Contract Specialist
(617) 491-3474
nhanna@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No