Near-realtime Forensic Analysis Capabilities for Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0152
Agency Tracking Number: F103-049-0307
Amount: $99,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-049
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 038732173
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Tolliver
 Principal Investigator
 (412) 983-3588
Business Contact
 Paul Brewer
Title: VP, New Technology
Phone: (703) 654-9314
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: ObjectVideo proposes a three tiered system for analyzing activities in WAMI MTI data. The proposed system captures distinct notions of behavior, from event frequency to activity sequences and specific site inference, with independent subsystems. Each level implements an appropriate statistical model with known state-of-the-art performance and fast fitting and inference algorithms. The models build upon detectors, UI tools, and data management components built during the implementation of the ObjectVideo ARGUS-IS ground processing station. This existing software suite in tandem with the decoupled layer design for activity modeling mitigate the risk, inherent to a closed-loop systems spanning all three notions of activity, while yielding a design that promises short time horizon integration into an existing WAMI processing station. BENEFIT: Semi-automated and automatic WAMI forensic analysis tools promise to unleash the power wide area motion imagery (WAMI). The proposed system addresses the critical issues for real-time WAMI processing through: a. The detection of hot-spots in spatiotemporal WAMI data to facilitate the near real-time surveillance of large areas with limited human resources. b. The determination of which individuals in are responsible for the creation of incipient anomalous event clusters. c. The means with which to follow, describe, and analyze the long-term behavior of those individuals. The ObjectVideo Team believes that these advancements will have a high impact in the defense and private sector WAMI and multi-sensor surveillance industries.

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