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H-SB012.2-002
Automated Threat Recognition (ATR) Algorithms using Standardized Image File Formats

HSHQDC-13-C-00055 DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-002-0001-II
(DHS SBIR-2012.2 Phase II)
Automatic Threat Recognition Algorithm for Volumetric CT Data

TeleSecurity Sciences
7391 Prairie Falcon Rd
Suite 150-B
Las Vegas, NV 89128-0186

09/03/2013
to
04/02/2016
$748,840.76

For Phase II work, we propose to complete the development of the DICOS compliant ATR algorithm whose feasibility has been demonstrated by results of Phase I work. Important project milestones for the first base year of Phase II are as follows: (1) implementation of the DICOS standard including network protocol, (2) improvement of the proposed ATR algorithm in terms of explosive detection performance and computational efficiency, (3) development of plug-in ATR software with the DICOS standard, and (4) optimal parameter tuning using the receiver operating characteristics analysis. The goal of the second option year of Phase II is to be ready for the certification test by continuing improving the ATR algorithm and optimizing parameters via extensive experiments with training datasets. With the successful completion of Phase II work, we expect that our ATR algorithm will outperform existing ATR algorithms of EDS vendors in terms of PD and PFA while meeting the certification requirement of throughput. If our ATR algorithm is certified by TSL and used for EDS, it will contribute to enhance aviation security significantly. Since our ATR algorithm will be able to lower PFA while maintaining PD of the current state-of-the-art EDS, it will be also able to reduce the cost related to manual inspection of alarmed bags.