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Monte Carlo Sampling Based Collision Detection Algorithm Development And False Positive And False Negative Rate Analysis: A Bayesian Approach

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0103
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0107
Amount: $746,680.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-005
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-06-01
Small Business Information
5 Banff Dr.
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550-
United States
DUNS: 809741833
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Peng Chang
 (609) 468-4570
Business Contact
 Jim Chen
Title: Manager
Phone: (609) 969-1483
Research Institution
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Robert Kearns
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-
United States

 (412) 268-5837
 Nonprofit College or University

In this Phase II proposal, the main thrust is to build a hardware MCICD prototype, and validate the FAR/FNR through real vehicle testing. By leveraging the existing LADAR based sensing platform in CMU, we expect to shorten the development cycle and reduce the overall cost. Extensive real vehicle testing is expected both in staged scenarios and in normal traffic. In this Phase II program, we also propose to further improve the MCICD algorithm. The tasks include: (1) further improve the LADAR sensor noise model, with special attention on the correlation effect, (2) study and develop the correlated sampling method, and (3) study and improve the sampling efficiency. During the Phase II program, we expect to have a extensively tested MCICD system in a relatively compact package. We plan to promote the MCICD technology through the marketing channels. Our initial targeting market is the UGV or military patrol vehicle protection, and we are optimistic on the market potential.

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