Persistent Multi-Intelligence Perimeter Sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-S159
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-081-0509
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-081
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Richard Cagley
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
rcagley@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Imagery is a powerful tool for enhancing situational awareness. If operating personnel can see potential enemies well in advance of them being an active threat, there is time to mount a coordinated response. Imagery is particularly useful as it is an excellent sensor for classifying not only types of targets, but even their intent. While imagery is very useful for perimeter security, particularly infrared, it carries with it costs in terms of not only equipment but also operator hours for managing the resulting data. This solicitation, and our proposed solution, attempts to overcome these challenges by pairing a low-cost radio frequency (RF) direction finding (DF) system based on time difference of arrival (TDOA) with automated image processing. The DF system will provide an initial cue for the secondary imaging sensor with automated image processing. Such a concept reduces the number of cameras required for a particular installation as well as the operator load and data communications bandwidth of the cameras themselves. Toyon’s proposed solution leverages many years of experience in wireless communications, namely multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and software defined radio (SDR) systems. Our solution also features high confidence detection and track confirmation video analytics.

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