Acoustic Detection and Verification of Intrusions against Military Facilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,842.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9132T-09-C-0043
Award Id:
91957
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-113-0548
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MCQ, INC. (Currently McQ Inc.)
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
198180937
Principal Investigator:
Barry Jones
Technical Director
(540) 373-2374
bjones@mcqinc.com
Business Contact:
Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
McQ will build upon its extensive experience with unattended ground sensors (UGS) to develop a complete system for the detection and verification of personnel and vehicle intrusions at military facilities. During Phase I we expanded the capabilities of our current acoustic algorithms as well as investigated new ones. As part of Phase I we (1) evaluated variants of our speech activity detection schemes that include both energy based and feature based detection methods; (2) developed additional speech detection algorithms derived from conventional Speech Activity Detection methods; (3) evaluated extensions to our fundamental and harmonic vehicle detection methods and (4) investigated velocity based and spatial based discriminators. These investigations showed that high performance acoustic detection and discrimination of targets of interest is feasible. During Phase I we also showed that high performance can be achieved with very low energy consumption. During Phase II we will continue algorithm research for additional performance enhancements. Using our OmniSenser UGS system as a development platform, we will also design, develop, test and deliver a complete preproduction prototype acoustic detection sensor system. This system will then become available to the Army as part of the McQ OmniSenser family of unattended ground sensor systems.

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