Charles River Analytics Announces Sensor Processing Contract Supporting the Air Force Research Laboratory

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate (AFRL/RY) for the Networking Independent Basic Layered-Sensing Exploitation Research (NIBLER) program. NIBLER aims to procure state-of-the-art technology to address a variety of sensor processing challenges in layered sensing environments.

For its role in the program, Charles River is developing a software system, Remote Anthropometrics for Pedestrian Tracking and Re-acquisition (RAPTR), “intended to provide a novel set of soft biometrics to enable long-term/wide-area tracking of pedestrians, a highly sought-after capability in the ISR [Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance] community,” explained Camille Monnier, Senior Scientist at Charles River. “These biometrics include a variety of signatures, such as gait analysis and anthropometric parameters— like body shape, gender, age—as well as general appearance data—like clothing color/texture—for shorter-term tracking.” With RAPTR, Charles River aims to provide a key enabling technology for tracking/recognizing pedestrians across cameras with arbitrary, non-overlapping fields of view.

This material is based upon work supported by The United States Air Force under Contract No. FA8650-11-C1177. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The United States Air Force.

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