Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$1M multi-phase contract from the US Department of Homeland Security to develop a system for Monitoring and Inspecting Dirty Nukes Including Generating Heat Maps of Terrain (MIDNIGHT). MIDNIGHT will enable multiple coordinated unmanned aircraft to survey, detect, and localize nuclear threats in challenging and dynamic public spaces.
MIDNIGHT uses advanced 3D perception, mapping, and path planning techniques to rapidly explore unknown terrain and autonomously detect anomalous radiation sources
Charles River has successfully developed numerous mature field-tested autonomous navigation technologies across multiple domains that keep human operators out of harm’s way.
This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, under competitively awarded contract 70RWMD20C00000003. This support does not constitute an express or implied endorsement on the part of the Government.