As video/audio sensor networks become more ubiquitous, new opportunities emerge for detection, tracking, targeting, and forensic analysis of suspicious activities by High Value Individuals (HVI). Systems & Technology Research’s (STR’s) Multimodal Exploitation Environment (M2E2) realizes this vision with an integrated framework for 1) automated extraction, tracking, and identification of HVI from video and audio feeds, 2) spatiotemporal prediction algorithms to narrow HVI interdiction options and cue future sensor collection, and 3) collaborative analysis tools for event- and frame-level annotation of HVI activities and intent. With state-of-the-art algorithm performance in person detection and face recognition M2E2 can enhance situational awareness of Navy security personnel and analysts with respect to HVI activities and intent. Transition targets include military base security, force protection, and civilian security monitoring needs.
The Navy has a need for a low cost, air deployable A-size persistent, passive cuing sensor that when fully deployed can reach an operational depth of 14000 feet. During this program Systems & Technology Research (STR) will design and prototype a next generation passive sonobuoy sensor that has: Full ocean depth operation Low noise vector sensor Compact form factor Long endurance operations Low cost manufacture for future procurements. During Phase II, STR will refine the existing sonobuoy design, demonstrate a sensor that meets the low noise requirements, and validate the low power characteristics of the design. STR specializes in the design and development of deep ocean sensors and other maritime applications. Our goal is to transition this technology to a sonobuoy manufacturer for large scale production and fleet use.