On-board Autonomous Surveillance and Navigation System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: A102-143-0631
Amount: $119,804.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-143
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 004279860
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shan Li-Ryan
 Research Scientist
 (310) 530-1416
Business Contact
 Freddie Lin
Title: Acting CEO
Phone: (310) 530-1416
Email: droussell@broadatacom.com
Research Institution
The Army seeks to develop a system to allow an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to extract useful information from surveillance video, to reposition itself to optimize data collection and communications, and to conceal itself. To meet the Army’s requirement, BCI proposes an Onboard Autonomous Surveillance and Navigation System (OASN) with Enhanced Accuracy and Low Computation Cost for UGVs, based on our extensive experience in target detection and recognition, intelligent video analysis algorithms, IR/visual sensor developments, and autonomous navigation systems for ground vehicles. BCI’s proposed OASN efficiently integrates our two innovations—ultra-fast human and vehicle activity auto-detection and high-accuracy object-oriented video navigation—into a compact, onboard video surveillance system, which not only achieves ultra-fast and highly accurate human and vehicle detection over in-the-field UGV platforms, but also supports autonomous UGV and sensor position adjustments and concealment improvement. The proposed algorithms are of very low computation cost and support ultra-fast initial system setup and configuration. The OASN algorithms are also energy efficient for onboard calculation. BCI’s proposed novel OASN system can be easily implemented with the commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products and open source products by means of flexible hardware and software design, and is capable of working with any UGV platform.

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