APEX: Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$489,350.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-06-C-0466
Award Id:
75420
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-019-0065
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Currently 21st Century Technologies Inc.)
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
158034665
Principal Investigator:
Seth Greenblatt
Principal Scientist
(512) 342-0010
sgreenblatt@21technologies.com
Business Contact:
Darrin Taylor
COO
(512) 342-0010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institution:
CALSPAN-U. OF BUFFALO RESEARCH CTR.
Moses Suidit
4455 Genesee St.
Buffalo, NY, 14225
(716) 645-2357
Nonprofit college or university
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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