Providence: Ultralow Power ISR Sensors for Situational Awareness Monitoring

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0346
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-021-0210
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T021
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
627132913
Principal Investigator:
Mateja Putic
Principal Investigator
(434) 220-9445
puticm@lunainnovations.com
Business Contact:
Maggie Hudson
Senior Contracts Administ
(434) 483-4254
submissions305@lunainnovations.com
Research Institute:
The University of Virginia
Robert R Merhige
Office of Sponsored programs
P.O. Box 400195
Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4195
(434) 924-4270
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
With the rise in global terrorism over the last decade, the nature of hostile threats has broadened, requiring increased visibility into critical systems and infrastructure. Despite the vital role that technology has played in enhancing the military"s ability to obtain intelligence to identify, track, and neutralize threats, the promise of automated collection and analysis of situational awareness parameters for actionable intelligence is yet unrealized. VigilNet, an integrated sensor network system developed at the University of Virginia specifically for energy efficient surveillance applications, has been used by military agencies for large-scale target detection and classification. In collaboration VigilNet developer Dr. John Stankovic of the University of Virginia, Luna"s proposed effort will use a comprehensive low power design approach, employing ultralow power hardware elements, ultralow power circuit design, and optimized firmware enabling significant power saving capabilities. Robust subsystems will support power efficient cognitive sensor analysis algorithms for threat detection, classification, and tracking, enhanced by computational and signal processing capabilities provided by modernized sensor hardware. A visual palette of service discovery and cognitive analysis modules based on the Ozone Widget Framework will enable user-friendly configuration for specific security applications and intuitive dashboard display for access to actionable intelligence.

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