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Automated Scene Understanding (ASU) Technology and Prototypes

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Homeland Security, All Departmental Offices, All DHS Federal Offices, Various Locations, NA
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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Applications Due:

Jul 9, 2004
Deadline to register to submit a proposal is 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (register at: www.hsarpabaa.com)

total funding: $5,000,000
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 10
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant, Other, Procurement Contract

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This funding opportunity is issued as a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and is posted at both www.FedBizOps.com (procurement and other transactions) and www.FedGrants.gov (grant and cooperative agreements). Since this is a BAA, there are multiple deadlines for various aspects. The deadline noted above represents the deadline to register your organization?s intent to submit a white paper.

This BAA addresses a general class of problem that is becoming more acute as the nation deploys sensors and security networks in response to the global war on terrorism. BAA 04-05 will address two main areas:

Sensor-based scene understanding technology ? This topic emphasizes developing an overall software architecture, components and algorithms for sensor-based automated scene understanding. The primary objective is to significantly enhance sensor-based systems to recognize and correlate indications of unusual, criminal or terrorist activities and to alert operators to scene changes. This technology effort will advance the performance and state of the art in the use of closed circuit television (CCTV), video, and other sensor-based systems in a wide variety of homeland security applications. Areas of application include critical infrastructure protection and maritime domain awareness, among others. Funding will be approximately $3M for FY04.

Port and harbor security testbed ? This topic will use available technology to provide scene understanding and sensor fusion capability for the Coast Guard?s Port and Coastal Surveillance Testbed (Project HAWKEYE) in South Florida. HAWKEYE receives data input from coastal radars, visual / IR cameras, and vessel reporting systems (automated identification systems and blue force tracking) to develop a local common operating picture. This is a rapid prototype that is intended to apply existing technology solutions while having an open architecture that allows follow-on insertions from the technology development program. Funding will be approximately $2M for FY04.

Bidders/applicants must register in order to submit a white paper or proposal. Refer to the specific instructions and topic area for submission information at www.hsarpabaa.com. Paper copies of the BAA Proposer Informatin Pamphlet may be obtained from: Booz Allen Hamilton, 4001 Fairfax Drive, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22203, POC Steve Svensson (703-465-2628).

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Minority Group
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

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If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Morgan, Marilyn

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Department of Homeland Security, All Departmental Offices, All DHS Federal Offices, Various Locations, NA

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