An Integrated Framework for Context-Enabled Discovery of Human Activity from Video

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0094
Agency Tracking Number: O092-SP5-4006
Amount: $99,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-SP5
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
ObjectVideo
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite # 290, Reston, VA, 20191
DUNS: 038732173
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Asaad Hakeem
 Co-Principal Investigator
 (703) 654-9300
 ahakeem@objectvideo.com
Business Contact
 Paul Brewer
Title: VP, New Technology
Phone: (703) 654-9314
Email: pbrewer@objectvideo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will constitute design of algorithms, toolsets and interfaces to detect human activity from video and improve operator’s wide area situational awareness of live feeds from multiple aerial and ground sensors in the battlefield. The key innovations in the proposed effort are: 1) automated and robust detection of atomic actions that may span multiple sensors, 2) extraction and exploitation of scene context for improving activity discovery, 3) an interactive activity specification framework for effective threat specification and automatic recognition, tuned towards the requirements of the operator in the battlefield, 4) automatic context-enabled wide area activity recognition by using information from multiple heterogeneous sensors and 5) enhanced user interface based on NASA’s WorldWind geo-browser plug-in for wide area situational awareness of the operator. In addition, metrics for activity detection evaluation will be investigated and a thorough performance analysis of the proposed innovation will carried out. to ensure robustness and This will ensure that a scalable and robust baseline activity discovery system is developed by the end of Phase I.

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