Automatic Real-time Computer Aided IDentification (ARCAID)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-05-C-3019
Agency Tracking Number: N031-0493
Amount: $599,987.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-038
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOCIATES
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Asher Gelbart
 Member of the Research St
 (520) 571-8660
 agelbart@arete.com
Business Contact
 Patrick Manzo
Title: Vice President
Phone: (520) 571-8660
Email: pmanzo@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Areté has developed a CAD / CAC / CAI algorithm for 3D range data collected by the AQS-20A EOID sensor. The algorithm, called Automatic Real-time Computer-Aided IDentification (ARCAID) performs detection, MLO/NMLO classification, shape classification, Mine/Non-Mine/Unknown identification (ID) and mine-type ID on EOID data compatible with the AQS-20A EOID sensor system. At the conclusion of the Phase I SBIR program, Areté demonstrated a strong and promising capability for computer-aided classification and identification that may be directly applied to the AQS-20A post-mission analysis (PMA) station for rapid mission review and mine/non-mine decision assistance. The Phase II program will further develop the algorithm and its software/hardware implementation for inclusion in the AQS-20A PMA station. In addition, the Phase II program will position the algorithm for inclusion in a Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) of the AQS-20A EOID sensor system where real-time computer-aided classification and identification will be possible on-the-fly. The ARCAID algorithm will also be highly suitable for other missions, such as the MRUUV program.

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