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  1. Learning traffic camera locations using vehicle re-identification

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: NGA201005

    In its effort to provide necessary intelligence and analysis, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) utilizes extensive traffic camera systems. However, the large amount of data overwhelms both analysts and existing processing methods. In order to provide a better understanding and reduce the search space for common problems such as target tracking, it is necessary to extract the camera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Bounding generalization risk for Deep Neural Networks

    SBC: Euler Scientific            Topic: NGA20A001

    Deep Neural Networks have become ubiquitous in the modern analysis of voluminous datasets with geometric symmetries. In the field of Particle Physics, experiments such as DUNE require the detection of particle signatures interacting within the detector, with analyses of over a billion 3D event images per channel each year; with typical setups containing over 150,000 different channels.  In an ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. Additively Manufactured Metal Foam Rail Tank Car Structures

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 20PH4

    Rail tank cars are routinely used to transport hazardous materials. Additionally, their use has increased appeal because pipeline construction increasingly has a political cost. Hazmat transport by rail is insecure, and the materials transported pose serious hazards to populations along railway lines in derailments and/or collisions, including fire and explosion, acute and chronic toxicity to expo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  4. Fiber Optic Sensors for Direct Pipeline Monitoring Under Geohazard Conditions

    SBC: Paulsson, Inc.            Topic: 20PH3

    A state-of-the-art fiber-optic based multi-sensor monitoring system utilizing Distributed Strain Sensing (DSS), Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), and Enhanced Distributed Acoustic Sensing (EDAS) will be investigated for improving the probabilistic ranking of risk models of geohazard prone sections of Natural Gas pipelines for shut down, maintenance or replacement. Both time dependent and inde ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  5. Secure Motor Carrier Blockchain

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: 190FM1

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires a secure platform with a distributed ledger on which to exchange information among motor carriers, inspection facilities, and Federal and State government facilities. Primary concerns associated with implementing a private blockchain architecture are cost-effectiveness and compliance with informatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  6. Bridge Inspection (Reconfigurable-Array vibrometry EvaluatioN System (RAVENS)

    SBC: Advanced Systems & Technologies Inc            Topic: 190FH2

    Active vibration monitoring of bridges has been shown to provide a basis for assessment of their current structural health status. Such data however have only been obtained in costly controlled tests with extensive preparation to protect individual surface mounted accelerometers or MEMS and their electrical cabling to the data processing parts. Advanced Systems & Technologies Inc., describes a non ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  7. Automated, Drone-Based Grade Crossing Inspection

    SBC: MTRI, Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    There is a need and opportunity for an easily deployable, flexible, high-resolution system that can increase the speed, safety, and ease of evaluating grade crossings wherever they are found. Advancements in the capabilities of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or “drones”), combined with more flexible flight rules from the Federal Aviation Administration have been enabling more widespread testing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  8. A Multi-Branch Network for Automated VNIIRS Assessment of Motion Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: NGA191003

    Due to the lack of consistency in existing automated methods for assigning VNIIRS levels to motion imagery, and the overwhelming human resources required to manually assign levels, a new method of automated/semi-automated VNIIRS assessment is needed. In recent years, advancements in deep learning have provided solutions to previously intractable computer vision problems. In many cases, automated d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. Faster Optical Modem for Underwater Data Acquisition

    SBC: Sonalysts, Inc.            Topic: NGA182001

    To address NGA’s requirements, Sonalysts’ team of world-class experts in underwater optical communication proposes development and implementation of the Precision Optical Navigation Transceiver for Undersea Systems (PONTUS). PONTUS will transfer navigation information from an Underwater Navigation Beacon (UNB) to an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) in an electromagnetic-spectrum-denied (e.g., G ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. Faster Optical Modem for Underwater Data Acquisition

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: NGA182001

    SA Photonics’ Optical Navigation and Ranging (ONAR) system is an interrogative system that operate underwater in wavelength range of blue/green (450-540 nm) and enables navigational correction to IMU based dead reckoning navigation. The location based beacons are battery operated and have operational life span of over one year. The system is designed to operate in on demand burst mode so that no ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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