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Automated Placement Optimization and Video Analysis for Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-143-0330
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-143
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Automated Placement Optimization and Video Analysis for Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0042
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Video sensors provide a wealth of valuable information, including the location, motion, and appearance of military and civilian vehicles, people, and objects in an area of regard. Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) provide a platform with characteristics suited for persistent surveillance, including the potential relatively long time on station, good sensor stability, and sensor relocatability. However, manual placement and monitoring of a large network of UGVs would require excessive manpower and data transmission resources. Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a suite of automated functions for optimally routing and placing a UGV to maximize sensor coverage of an area-of-interest, ensure communications, and conceal the sensor. In addition, we propose to develop and test automated video analysis methods for sensing anomalous activity and potentially hostile intent. In Phase I, this effort would consist of a data collection and four separate software development efforts that will extend existing Toyon geo-spatial analysis, 3-D model generation, automated routing, and video analysis capabilities to the UGV platform. The results will inform a feasibility assessment and recommended system design.

Principal Investigator:

Michael S. Moore
Senior Staff Analyst
(805) 968-6787
mmoore@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No