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Tentacle: Multi-Camera Immersive Surveillance System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-032-0024
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-032
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Primordial, Inc.
1835 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Tentacle: Multi-Camera Immersive Surveillance System
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-6193
Award Amount: $99,221.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Primordial, Panoptic, and intuVision propose the development of Tentaclea multi-camera immersive surveillance system that synthesizes information from hundreds of video streams into an intuitive 3D representation. Team Primordial will start with our existing state-of-the-art baseline componentsPanoptic C-Thru, intuVision Panoptes, and intuVision Video Recallwhich already fully meet 6 and partially meet 7 of the topic"s 13 requirements. Fully met requirements include automatically extracting metadata for tracked entities, scaling to hundreds of sensors, enabling real-time queries, supporting customizable event notification, and enabling diverse sensor integration. Partially met requirements include supporting adaptive multi-spectral sensor fusion, dynamically moving multiple cameras, and combining feeds into a single representation. From this baseline, Team Primordial will develop Tentacle to fully meet 100% of the topic"s requirements. In phase I, we will update Panoptes to support geolocating entities and transmitting reduced-bandwidth streams. We will also prototype the Panoptic C-Thru 3D surveillance display, conduct a demonstration, and deliver a final report. Upon phase I"s completion, Tentacle will fully meet 9 of the requirements. In phase II, we will update Panoptes to support moving cameras, sensor fusion, and detecting construction activities. Upon phase II"s completion, Tentacle will fully meet all 13 of the topic"s requirements. BENEFIT: By fusing hundreds of video streams into a single synthesized 3D display and automatically flagging potential security events, Team Primordial anticipates that Tentacle will 1) increase an analyst"s event detection probability, 2) reduce response time, 3) decrease the analyst to sensor ratio, 4) reduce fatigue, 5) increase job satisfaction, and 6) reduce turnover. Tentacle will benefit large surveillance systems such as those found at airports, military bases, hotels, casinos, entertainment venues, federal buildings, hospitals, and large retail operations. Northrop Grumman has expressed an interest in deploying Tentacle to 114 United States embassies under an existing State Department contract. Raytheon has expressed an interest in deploying Tentacle to airports under an existing contract with the Chile Ministry of Defense and Administration.

Principal Investigator:

Randy L. Milbert
President
(651) 395-6201
Randy.Milbert@primordial.com

Business Contact:

Randy L. Milbert
President
(651) 395-6201
Randy.Milbert@primordial.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Primordial, Inc.
1021 Bandana Boulevard East Suite 225 Saint Paul, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 010703336
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No