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DigitalTripwire - A Small, Automated Human-Detection System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
83218
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
07ST1-0094
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
11640 Arbor St, Ste 201 Omaha, NE 68144-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: DigitalTripwire - A Small, Automated Human-Detection System
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0280
Award Amount: $98,997.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Blenkhorn
Director
7032366993
kevin.blenkhorn@21csi.com

Business Contact:

Stuart Aldridge
Deputy CTO
4025057887
stuart@21csi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE 68106

EIN/Tax ID: 133893506
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MISSOURI STATE UNIV.
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
Contact: James P. Baker
Contact Phone: (417) 836-5972
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university