Multispectral Desert Fauna Surveillance and Recognition System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-10-M-0004
Agency Tracking Number: F093-222-1331
Amount: $99,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF093-222
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Pukoa Scientific, LLC
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite #141, Honolulu, HI, 96822
Duns: 184039241
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Mills
 Chief Scientist
 (818) 970-6055
 smills@pukoa.com
Business Contact
 Kelli Goodin
Title: Vice President / COO
Phone: (808) 358-3321
Email: 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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