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Proposal Number: 0921023
Proposal Title: Seismic Source Discrimination
Topic Number: H-SB09.2-002
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Human-Animal Discrimination Capability for Unattended Ground Sensors
Organization: Creare LLC
Address: 16 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755-3116  
Abstract: Surveillance of remote border areas is a significant problem. Detection of walking or running subjects is currently performed using multi-modal unattended ground sensors that measure seismic, acoustic, passive infrared (PIR), and magnetic activity. Current systems rely primarily on the seismic and PIR sensors as they provide the greatest detection range. However, these sensors are prone to false alarms as they can not effectively distinguish between human and animal activity. These false alarms are particularly problematic in remote areas due to the manpower required to investigate each alarm and the abundance of wildlife. During the course of this project, Creare will continue to develop and refine our novel feature-based intruder detection and discrimination algorithms. These algorithms, designed for use in unattended ground sensors, have already shown promising results when used to discriminate between human and animal data.
Award/Contract Number: N10PC20009
Period of Performance: 11/01/2009 - 05/15/2010
Award/Contract Value: $99,785.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,785.00