Dismount Detection, Tracking and Classification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$99,318.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-036-0964
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-036
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Hock
 Manager
 (818) 885-2200
 ahock@arete.com
Business Contact
 Dave Campion
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 885-2200
Email: contracts@arete.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
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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