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Intelligent Retrieval of Surveillance Imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-C-0110
Agency Tracking Number: N062-147-0567
Amount: $742,440.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-147
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-11-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-11-16
Small Business Information
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite # 290
Reston, VA 20191
United States
DUNS: 038732173
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Research Scientist
 (703) 654-9300
Business Contact
 Paul Brewer
Title: VP, New Technology
Phone: (703) 654-9314
Research Institution

The Phase I of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program culminated in the development of an Intelligent Video Retrieval System (IVRS) with the capabilities of automated target detection and tracking, target geo-referencing, target categorization by example, and multi-target interaction recognition. In addition, graphical tools were developed for intuitive query formulation and result visualization. At the end of Phase I, the ObjectVideo (OV) team consulted customers of surveillance products in order to determine additional capabilities whose inclusion in the IVRS will make it invaluable for video analysts and security personnel. In Phase II, the OV team will develop the following capabilities for IVRS: (a) Virtual target tagging, (b) Target mensuration, (c) Site-wide multi-camera multi-target behavior analysis and threat detection, (d) Multi-view target retrieval by example, (e) Context-sensitive event detection, and (f) Threat forecasting using event correlation. In addition, a powerful query language will be developed that allows the video analysts to formulate complex queries based on logical combinations of target features, temporal constraints and scene context. Overall, the objective of this effort is to provide sophisticated tools for video retrieval to aid security/intelligence personnel in forensic analysis, in both maritime and urban surveillance domains.

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