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Innovative Fieldable Dismount Threat Signatures Discovery


Sensors Directorate, RY/Electromagnetics Technology Division

RO# Location
13.35.01.B7635 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


Name E-mail Phone
Velten, Vincent Joseph 937.713.8290


AFRL is interested in discovering new ways to assemble exploitable human signature attributes (e.g., color, size, shape, and motion) from the layered-sensing construct--explicitly, from fieldable sensors into products predictive of threat. Understanding and organizing dismount data is the first step toward this goal. The goal of this research is to exploit data from Motion Video, infrared (IR), and Polarimetric IR to determine what measurable characteristics, or combinations of measurable characteristics, can be used to classify entities in the dataset by demographics including gender, age, and race, and/or classify activities such as running, walking, and digging. Once characteristics are identified that allow for demographic classification, sensed data can be tailored to capture the measurements necessary for exploitation and classification. This effort may include a data collection using fixed sensors from a standoff range (greater than one kilometer). In addition to publications (both on ATRPedia and public sources), delivery of documented source code will be expected.


Feature modeling; Classification; Dismount features; ISR; Video; Feature aided tracking;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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