Cognitive Ultra-low Power Sensor System (CUPSS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-13-C-0185
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-021-0558
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T021
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Devendra Tolani
Lead Scientist/Program Ma
(301) 294-4630
dtolani@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Director, Contracts and P
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
Dennis Sylvester
1301 Beal Ave., 2417C EECS
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-
(734) 615-8783
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Navy's role in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has necessitated a variety of activities that require long-term, reliable intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance. For tactically relevant applications, the endurance and performance tradeoff remain the limiting factors in determining how long sensing and analytic capabilities can remain operative while unattended. In this proposal, Intelligent Automatic Inc. (IAI http://i-a-i.com) in collaboration with University of Michigan, propose a novel sensing system called Cognitive Ultra-low Power Sensor System (CUPSS). CUPPS has the following features and innovations: 1) A multimodal sensing node with wireless fencing capability supported by ultra low power (pW-nW), compact Phoenix hardware platform which leverages a comprehensive sleep strategy. 2) A Cognitive sensor management framework for heterogeneous, sensor modalities; sensed events; and signal propagation which allows for smart sensor positioning and power management. 3) A hierarchical sensor placement and fusion architecture to efficiently reduce model complexity and uncertainty and to identify friendly encounters from threat intrusions and 4) A sensor middleware supporting hardware and algorithm abstraction and software wizards to rapidly integrate new sensors, and easily update the sensor sleep/trigger hierarchy and rules by a non-technical human operator.

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