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An Automated Fish Migration Pattern Monitoring System Using Shape Descriptors…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61955
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00630
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agris-Schoen Vision Systems, Inc.
3320 Mill Springs Drive Fairfax, VA 22031
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: An Automated Fish Migration Pattern Monitoring System Using Shape Descriptors for Pattern Recognition
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2003-33610-13132
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Fish ecology and environmental research scientists have an urgent need for an automated fish recognition system for monitoring fish migration patterns. Many fish species are known to travel for great distances during their life cycle. As they travel past dams equipped with a fish passage, their species, size, total number, and the time are recorded for migration pattern studies. These are very important data for biologists, especially for the research of endangered species and effects of environmental change. This data collection process is currently performed manually at these dam passageways. Manual monitoring and recognition of fish 24 hours a day or reviewing hours of recorded video taps during the entire migration season is a very tedious task and, most of the time, results in unreliable data. Additionally, report generation and access to data are inconvenient. The result of this proposed research project will have great impacts on fish behavior and migration pattern studies, especially for endangered species, as well as the studies of the environmental effects due to man-made changes. Compared to the current process, a fully automated fish recognition system will provide more reliable data with greatly reduced efforts for researchers. This research will lead to an affordable vision system for environmental studies and commercial fishery.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Schoenberger
7032733202
rob@machinevision1.com

Business Contact:

Robert Schoenberger
President
7032733202
rob@machinevision1.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agris-Schoen Vision Systems, Inc.
3320 Mill Spring Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

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