Multispectral Desert Fauna Surveillance and Recognition System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,952.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9302-10-M-0004
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-222-1331
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-222
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Pukoa Scientific, LLC
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite #141, Honolulu, HI, 96822
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
184039241
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Mills
Chief Scientist
(818) 970-6055
smills@pukoa.com
Business Contact:
Kelli Goodin
Vice President / COO
(808) 358-3321
kgoodin@pukoa.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Pukoa Scientific proposes developing the "Species and Habitat Environmental Protection through Electro-optical Recognition and Detection" (SHEPERD) system to provide a capability for continuous day/night surveillance of fauna on large expanses of land such as Edwards AFB. SHEPERD is an automated system using optical sensors and advanced algorithms to automatically detect, track, and classify targets of interest, such as endangered or threatened species. SHEPERD will recognize, count, classify and track endangered species over large areas at reasonable cost. BENEFIT: Detection and tracking of animals, including humans, is of great interest today. The detection of non-rigid shapes that can take on multiple body postures is of increasing importance. The need for comprehensive surveillance, including detection, tracking and identification of humans, is prevalent amongst the DoD and other Federal agencies. The need to rapidly and reliably detect hostile threats to national borders, ports, waterways, facilities and infrastructure is of significance, especially considering the potentially disastrous effects or terrorist attacks and enemy intelligence. An important consideration for acquisition and technology transition is providing robust capability at low cost which can be achieved with Pukoa's technologies.

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