DigitalTripwire - A Small, Automated Human-Detection System
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
We currently have thousands of security cameras in the war zone. Automated Target Recognition (ATR) is essential for reducing the manpower required for monitoring the security cameras. Having human operators staring at video screens for hours at a time is not an effective use of our forces. ATR is a terrific force-multiplier since it reduces the number of security personnel required to monitor surveillance systems. A combined system with software-agents monitoring multiple cameras, backed up by a small number of security personnel will make a very powerful system, with minimal false-negatives or false-positives. The team of 21st Century Systems Incorporated and Missouri State University is pleased to propose to research and develop our DigitalTripwire concept. The DigitalTripwire system is a small, self-contained sensor that can operate unattended for weeks or months on battery power. It is intended to augment security operations by providing persistent surveillance for the area in the camera's field of view. The device itself consists of a small single-board computer connected to a video camera and a wireless network interface. The heart of the system is computer vision software that analyses the video stream from the camera and classifies objects into categories.
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Research Institution Information:
21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE 68106
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MISSOURI STATE UNIV.
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
James P. Baker
Nonprofit college or university