APEX: Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0204
Agency Tracking Number: N054-019-0065
Amount: $99,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T019
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 158034665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Snyder
 Technical Team Lead
 (512) 342-0010
 jsnyder@21technologies.com
Business Contact
 Darrin Taylor
Title: Vice President
Phone: (512) 342-0010
Email: dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institution
 CALSPAN-UB RESEARCH CENTER
 Kevin W Leous
 4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY, 14225
 (716) 631-6968
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
It is computationally infeasible to implement a complete Level 2/3-fusion solution that has detailed knowledge of all parts of an area of interest all the time. A staged approach is needed where the first stage implements a real time peripheral vision sensor analysis to identify asymmetric threats. The second stage implements a "foveal vision" sensor analysis that identifies, links and validates asymmetric threats computed in the first stage. In this Phase I effort, named APEX (Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine), The State University of New York at Buffalo and 21st Century Technologies Inc. propose this two stage approach to address the adaptive persistent/persistent surveillance problem.  SUNY Buffalo's persistent surveillance fusion technology, INFERD (Information Fusion Engine for Real-Time Decision Making), contains real time fusion capabilities that flags asymmetric activities of interest by geo-spatial grid. Thus, INFERD acts as a "peripheral vision" capability to the level 2/3 fusion problem. Because INFERD operates at the millisecond level, there is no validation step.  When potentially interesting events are detected by INFERD, 21st Century Technologies' TMODS (Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System) validates and link activities of interest across multiple geo-spatial coordinates, and if appropriate, forwards the interesting activity to an I&W database.

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