Providence: Ultralow Power ISR Sensors for Situational Awareness Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0346
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-021-0210
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T021
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, -
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mateja Putic
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 220-9445
 puticm@lunainnovations.com
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Title: Senior Contracts Administ
Phone: (434) 483-4254
Email: submissions305@lunainnovations.com
Research Institution
 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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