Automated Detection and Cueing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-06-P-0050
Agency Tracking Number: S061-001-0046
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM06-001
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-02-08
Small Business Information
12395 North Mead Way, Littleton, CO, 80125
DUNS: 023199644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Allmen
 Research Scientist
 (720) 344-1037
 mark.allmen@perceptek-robotics.com
Business Contact
 Steve VanHooser
Title: Operations Director
Phone: (720) 344-1037
Email: steve.vanhooser@perceptek-robotics.
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The single most effective method to thwart security threats posed by people with hostile intent is to detect their presence early. Unfortunately, large scale standoff detection of humans is difficult. Various sensors, including still and video cameras, have been designed and applied to human detection, however, to date a person is required to be in the detection loop since robust, automated detection of humans with visual sensors has not yet been achieved. This is particularly unacceptable in military scenarios where the only people available to interact with the surveillance system are often occupied with other critical tasks. As a result, there is a clear need for a truly automated, robust human detection system that only interacts with a person when a threat has been detected. Such a system will provide soldiers with more complete situational awareness and allow them to perform their other activities with increased safety. PercepTek proposes to develop a system that will exploit algorithms that are insensitive to the many and varied image and video properties that are present in many different types of imagers. In cases where the algorithms can be affected by particular properties of the imager, compensating capability will be incorporated into the system.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government