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Proposal Number: 0921154
Proposal Title: Collaborative Human-Animal Discrimination for Unattended Ground Sensors
Topic Number: H-SB09.2-002
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Human-Animal Discrimination Capability for Unattended Ground Sensors
Organization: Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Address: 1047 Vista Park Drive
Forest, VA 24551-4362  
Abstract: Effective human-animal discrimination happens collectively at all levels of an UGS system. The ability to classify a target from footsteps alone as human versus non-human given a single modality and sensor is challenging, thus a collaborative network effort increases the system Probability of Detection (Pd) and minimizes Probability of False Alarm (Pfa). IWT proposes leveraging inter-UGS communication to both increase local classification probabilities and provide a system level indication of target intent. Humans crossing the border, cross with a purpose. This trait differs from animals loitering or stationary vegetation swaying in the wind. Correlation of information between UGS nodes provides strong target behavioral information on location, rate, and direction of travel as well as enhancing the alarm statistics of individual UGS units.
Award/Contract Number: N10PC20007
Period of Performance: 11/01/2009 - 05/15/2010
Award/Contract Value: $99,893.10
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,893.10