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Overwatch Imaging AI/ML-enabled Sensor Video Processing and Intelligence Packaging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0679
Agency Tracking Number: N231-049-0495
Amount: $136,838.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N231-049
Solicitation Number: 23.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-26
Small Business Information
33 Nichols Pkwy, Suite 390
Hood River, OR 97031-3121
United States
DUNS: 080189062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Matt Lynaugh
 (206) 947-2789
 matt@overwatchimaging.com
Business Contact
 Matt Lynaugh
Phone: (206) 947-2789
Email: matt@overwatchimaging.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Overwatch Imaging proposes to adapt its automated sensor control and image analysis capability from its commercial, AI/ML-enabled software to provide an automated surveillance and detection capability for the US Navy and other users from platforms equipped with full motion video (FMV) sensors. Overwatch Imaging has developed an automated maritime search software that controls FMV sensors to scan areas of interest and collect image data, then analyze the imagery in real time with edge-based AI/ML algorithms trained for civil search and rescue and pollution-monitoring roles.  In a Phase I Base, this project will conduct customer discovery, research the applicability, and develop the Concept of Operations of Overwatch Imaging Automated Sensor Operation software on relevant FMV sensors.  The project will identify key sensor interfaces and user objects of interest and will model the automatic selection of maritime video snippets of interest using a commercial AI/ML algorithm based on Overwatch Imaging -owned training imagery.  In a Phase I Option, Overwatch Imaging will define the software specifications, object detection classes, and interface controls necessary to bring an Automated Sensor Operation capability to the US Navy in later phases.  The Phase I Option will also identify high impact air and surface platforms and sensors for initial prototype development.  This capability, which can also be applied to US Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and commercial applications, will reduce operator workloads while improving situational awareness.

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