Dismount Detection, Tracking and Classification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number: A111-036-0964
Amount: $99,318.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-036
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, -
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Hock
 (818) 885-2200
Business Contact
 Dave Campion
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 885-2200
Email: contracts@arete.com
Research Institution
In this proposal, Arete Associates describes a novel approach to dismount detection, tracking and classification in ground-based infrared image sequences. The proposed approach leverages state-of-the-art hierarchical machine learning algorithms (HMLA) for autonomous target detection and activity threat level classification and proven Bayesian peak tracking (BPT) methods for robust tracking through time. The proposal describes our understanding of the problem, proposed solution and Phase I SBIR work tasks in context of the larger problem and Arete related work. A proof-of-concept test is described in which a simple HMLA algorithm implementation demonstrated successful classification of running versus walking subjects in test sequences of multi-frame infrared data.

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