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RAPID: Airborne Visual Analytics (AVIAN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8751-19-C-A053
Agency Tracking Number: F183-005-0567
Amount: $1,499,969.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-005
Solicitation Number: 18.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-29
Small Business Information
11150 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 820
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States
DUNS: 112136572
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Riten Gupta
 Senior R&D Scientist
 (310) 473-1500
Business Contact
 Joseph Yadegar
Phone: (310) 473-1500
Research Institution

In this Phase II SBIR project, UtopiaCompression (UC) will adapt its stack of Visual Analytics technologies, including its commercial Maritime Visual Analytics (MVA) product, to an Airborne Visual Analytics (AVIAN) system for combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions. The AVIAN system uses a gimbaled camera sensor on board an unmanned aircraft to search an area for survivors on land or at sea. Computer vision and artificial intelligence algorithms detect, track, and authenticate humans. AVIAN is part of a future manned-unmanned CSAR CONOPS under development by the USAF. This CONOPS exploits automation to greatly improve CSAR relative to the conventional paradigm, in use for several decades.

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