Automatic Threat Recognition Algorithm for Volumetric CT Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00055
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-002-0001-II
Amount: $748,840.76
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: H-SB012.2-002
Solitcitation Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2
Small Business Information
TeleSecurity Sciences
7391 Prairie Falcon Rd, Suite 150-B, Las Vegas, NV, 89128-0186
Duns: 621380620
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Samuel Song
 (702) 281-8198
 smsong@telesecuritysciences.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Boyd
Title: CEO and President
Phone: (650) 346-0227
Email: doug@telesecuritysciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For Phase II work, we propose to complete the development of the DICOS compliant ATR algorithm whose feasibility has been demonstrated by results of Phase I work. Important project milestones for the first base year of Phase II are as follows: (1) implementation of the DICOS standard including network protocol, (2) improvement of the proposed ATR algorithm in terms of explosive detection performance and computational efficiency, (3) development of plug-in ATR software with the DICOS standard, and (4) optimal parameter tuning using the receiver operating characteristics analysis. The goal of the second option year of Phase II is to be ready for the certification test by continuing improving the ATR algorithm and optimizing parameters via extensive experiments with training datasets. With the successful completion of Phase II work, we expect that our ATR algorithm will outperform existing ATR algorithms of EDS vendors in terms of PD and PFA while meeting the certification requirement of throughput. If our ATR algorithm is certified by TSL and used for EDS, it will contribute to enhance aviation security significantly. Since our ATR algorithm will be able to lower PFA while maintaining PD of the current state-of-the-art EDS, it will be also able to reduce the cost related to manual inspection of alarmed bags.

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