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COBRA Automatic Obstacle Detection (AOD)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-013-0611a
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-013
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: COBRA Automatic Obstacle Detection (AOD)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-C-4544
Award Amount: $1,199,172.00
 

Abstract:

The Arete Associates (Arete) proposed effort develops and implements a Automatic Obstacle Detection (AOD) capability for the existing Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I System. To provide an AOD capability for the COBRA Block I system, Arete will develop, design, implement and integrate an obstacle detection algorithm on the COBRA Post Mission Analysis (PMA) Station. The COBRA Block I system collects and analyzes Multispectral Imagery (MSI) data in the Surf Zone (SZ), Beach Zone (BZ) and Beach Exit Zone (BEZ) to detect minefields, fortifications, and obstacles on a custom Post Mission Analysis (PMA) station after the COBRA Airborne Payload Subystem (CAPS) imaging sensor has landed. Currently, Obstacle Detection is a manual, operator-in-the-loop, image review procedure performed on the PMA Station Subsystem. The lack of a COBRA AOD capability requires operators to manually open and review every multispectral image to perform visual obstacle detection. This amount of operator review to perform Obstacle Detection significantly extends the operational timelines associated with a COBRA mission. The proposed COBRA AOD capability will eliminate the manual operator-in-the-loop detection and subsequently provide for greater than 50% reduction to the current overall COBRA PMA timeline.

Principal Investigator:

Jed Withers
Manager
(850) 729-2130
jwithers@arete.com

Business Contact:

Dave Kane
EVP
(520) 770-6099
contracts2@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No