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BRL-CAD BASED LUGGAGE SIMULATION TOOL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21812
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21812
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
4300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite A-220 Albuquerque, NM 87110 0126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: BRL-CAD BASED LUGGAGE SIMULATION TOOL
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $446,980.00
 

Abstract:

MODELING ANBD SIMULATIONS ARE USED EXTENSIVELY IN THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF "BULK" EXPLOSIVES DETECTION DEVICES. HOWEVER, OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF THE INPUT MODEL, NAMELY LUGGAGE AND EXPLOSIVE CONTENTS, CAN LEAD TO POOR DETECTOR DESIGNS. MANUAL PRODUCTION OF SUCH INPUT IS COSTLY AND ERROR PRONE. THIS EFFORT WILL AUTOMATE THE PRODUCTION OF SIMULATED LUGGAGE THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER TOOL. THE INTERACTIVE TOOL WILL GENERATE LUGGAGE AND EXPLOSIVE MODELS BY USING THE BRL-CAD COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN PACKAGE, ANE WILL HAVE A LIBRARY OF LUGGAGE, CONTENTS, AND EXPLOSIVES TO CHOOSE FROM. THIS TOOL WILL FACILITATE EASY AND RAPID CONSTRUCTION OF INPUT MODELS FOR DIRECT USE BY EXISTING AND FUTURE SIMULATOR CODES. USING BRL-CAD ADDS MANY UNIQUE ADVANTAGES TO THIS APPROACH. DIRECT MODEL INTERROGATION IS POSSIBLE AND CAN BE USED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SPECIAL IMAGERY. THIS IMAGERY CAN BE MADE TO MIMIC IMAGES PRODUCED BY CURRENT DETECTION DEVICES SUCH AS X-RAY IMAGES AND IMAGES PRODUCED THROUGH NON-CHARGED PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT. THE IMAGES COULD THEN BE UTILIZED TO DRIVE IMAGE PROCESSING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT. BRL-CAD COULD ALSO BE USED TO CREATE A PRCISION SIMULATOR CODE. THIS EFFORT CAN PLAY A KEY ROLE IN DEVELOPING A FULLY AUTOMATED EXPLOSIVES DETECTION SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. David P. Kitzinger
Staff Scientist I
5058833636

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Research Associates, I
4300 San Mateo Blvd Ne Suite A-220 Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850276434
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No