Autonomous Surface Threat Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-11-C-4101
Agency Tracking Number: N052-129-0203
Amount: $742,798.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-129
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
14 Maine Street - Suite 306, Brunswick, ME, -
DUNS: 150900033
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Zysk
 Chief Operating Officer
 (207) 798-4646
Business Contact
 Max fFletcher
Title: Chief Finacial Officer
Phone: (207) 798-4646
Research Institution
Maritime Security is derived from robust Situational Awareness and enabled through a man machine interface which promotes rapid human cognition. The ability to sense threats even in seemingly benign environments is key. Sensing threats early affords Fleet Operators critical timely reaction to set material conditions, station personnel, initiate a challenge and prepare responses. An approach has been developed by Technology Systems Inc (TSI) and Advanced Optical Systems (AOS) which offers a novel adaptation and combination of several existing technologies to drive a significant advancement in threat awareness. In the approach developed Augmented Reality is used to georegister sensor inputs and data base information over real time video to produce a multi sensor fused Common Operational Picture. Those same senor inputs are evaluated for threat determining clues. The system will autonomously alert an operator when a potential threat is uncovered. Operators can instantly shift attention to the contact and prepare the ship to respond.

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