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Criminal and Terrorist Indicator and Alert System (CRITICAL)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56KGU-20-C-0073
Agency Tracking Number: A193-158-0120
Amount: $111,491.56
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19-158
Solicitation Number: 19.3
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-02-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-17
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Camille S Monnier
 Principal Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Yvonne Fuller
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution

Advances in inexpensive COTS cameras have made them critical to distributed security surveillance at Army installations; however, the result has been an overwhelming amount of visual data that must be processed by human operators to distinguish possible threats. The current Installation Notification and Warning System (INWS) attempts to reduce this overload, but generates too many automated cues for suspicious objects or behaviors, subjecting operators to alarm fatigue. To address these challenges, Charles River Analytics proposes to design and demonstrate the feasibility of a Criminal and Terrorist Indicator and Alarm System (CRITICAL) that leverages computer vision and deep learning techniques along with pattern of life analysis algorithms to detect suspicious and anomalous objects, people, and behaviors with a low rate of false alarms. CRITICAL is designed to be implemented easily within existing distributed surveillance installations, and can accommodate any number of cameras with a simple setup process. CRITICAL distills the vast amount of visual data from surveillance into targeted, actionable alerts without requiring operators to be system experts.

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