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APEX: Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine

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Department of Defense
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2005 / STTR
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21st Century Technologies Inc.
6011 West Courtyard Drive Bldg 5, Suite 300 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: APEX: Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0204
Award Amount: $69,991.00


It is computationally infeasible to implement a complete Level 2/3-fusion solution that has detailed knowledge of all parts of an area of interest all the time. A staged approach is needed where the first stage implements a real time peripheral vision sensor analysis to identify asymmetric threats. The second stage implements a "foveal vision" sensor analysis that identifies, links and validates asymmetric threats computed in the first stage. In this Phase I effort, named APEX (Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine), The State University of New York at Buffalo and 21st Century Technologies Inc. propose this two stage approach to address the adaptive persistent/persistent surveillance problem. SUNY Buffalo's persistent surveillance fusion technology, INFERD (Information Fusion Engine for Real-Time Decision Making), contains real time fusion capabilities that flags asymmetric activities of interest by geo-spatial grid. Thus, INFERD acts as a "peripheral vision" capability to the level 2/3 fusion problem. Because INFERD operates at the millisecond level, there is no validation step. When potentially interesting events are detected by INFERD, 21st Century Technologies' TMODS (Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System) validates and link activities of interest across multiple geo-spatial coordinates, and if appropriate, forwards the interesting activity to an I&W database.

Principal Investigator:

James Snyder
Technical Team Lead

Business Contact:

Darrin Taylor
Vice President
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21St Century Technologies, Inc.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320 Austin, TX 78759

EIN/Tax ID: 541719551
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14225
Contact: Kevin W. Leous
Contact Phone: (716) 631-6968
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization