A Multi-Sensor Hybrid System for Motorcycle and Bicycle Detection and Classification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-10-C-10006
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-08-C-10052
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 081FH4
Solicitation Number: DTRT5708RSBIR1
Small Business Information
1600 Providence Highway, Walpole, MA, 02081
DUNS: 125933916
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bo Ling
 President & CEO
 (508) 660-0328
Business Contact
 Bo Ling
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (508) 660-0328
Email: bling@migmasys.com
Research Institution


In Phase I, we developed a suite of algorithms for the detection and classification of motorcycle and bicycle using IR LED stereo camera, LWIR thermal camera, and microphone.  Test results using real data collected at streets have shown an excellent performance of this system.  In Phase II, we will further improve the system developed and focus on the system performance issues in terms of near 100% detection/classification.  We will also improve the algorithm computation speed to meet the near real-time requirements.  In Phase II, we plan to use a low cost LWIR camera to make the product more affordable.  To improve the classification accuracy, we will use an array of omni-directional microphones and develop algorithms to cancel out the random wind sound.  Algorithms will also be developed to remove the motion blur in IR images and separate the sound signals from different types of motorcycles travelling in group.  There will be two products to be developed in Phase II.  They can be used at street intersections and street midblocks for the detection and classification of motorcycles and bicycles.  Moreover, Phase II products are capable of interfacing with traffic controllers made by major manufacturers.

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