Micro Combat ID (MID)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-10-P-0082
Agency Tracking Number: S101-008-0055
Amount: $96,862.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM10-008
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
13335 Fifteen Mile Rd Ste 135, Sterling Heights, MI, 48312
DUNS: 557569626
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Louis Pochet
 Chief Engineer
 (850) 376-1047
Business Contact
 Nathan Dickman
Title: CEO and President
Phone: (586) 420-7996
Email: dickman@gmeci.com
Research Institution
GMECI proposes to combine existing commercial template matching and feature extraction algorithms with existing military EOIR sensor technology, to automatically highlight in real time friendly forces on existing displays. The proposed technology, Blue force Designated Optical Templates (BlueDOTs) will allow automatic computer recognition and highlighting to discern among individual, customized location markers of the BlueDot units highlighting location of each individual A video processing block, like those employed on Lightening and Sniper pods can be modified to add the BlueDot location markers. Locatable BlueDOTs can be passive markers, or active markers to deny enemy exploitation of marker TTPs. EOIR sensors represent a significant investment for existing Intelligence/Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Non-traditional ISR (NT-ISR) platforms. Developing a micro-combat identification (ID) system that operates with existing EOIR sensors is essential for timely transition to the battlefield. The proposed BlueDot technology will accomplish this. In recent years, commercial industry has made tremendous strides in template matching and feature extraction as seen in tools like Hugein and FLIKR. The ISR community has not taken advantage of the research and development that has been commercialized. BlueDot will integrate the best extraction template technology within the ISR community to accomplish micro-combat ID. BENEFITS: Surveillance video is currently commonly used in commercial warehouses and stockyards. Infrastructure already exists to pipe surveillance video of commercial properties to centralized locations. Video based tracking in commercial environments already equipped with video surveillance would increase security and efficiency. In shipping yards of rail heads and ports, individual containers could be tracked on both their entry/exit of the yard, but also their movement inside the stockyard. This tracking capability would simplify the process of ensuring all containers to be inspected by customs, moved into or kept out of bonded secure areas, and sensitive payloads remain in their respective sections of the dock.

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