Implement Face Recognition on Autonomous sUAS for Identification and Intelligence-Gathering
Award last edited on: 8/30/2022

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Principal Investigator
Eric Hess

Company Information

RealNetworks Inc

1501 1st Avenue S Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98134
   (206) 674-2700
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 07
County: King

Phase I

Contract Number: FA8649-22-P-0441
Start Date: 10/29/2021    Completed: 2/4/2022
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Securing our nation’s borders, military installations, government buildings and critical infrastructure is critical to our national security. Controlling access to authorized individuals and preventing access by those who seek to cause harm is critical in...

Phase II

Contract Number: FA864922P0006
Start Date: 10/12/2021    Completed: 12/12/2022
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Through this effort, we will adapt the SAFR facial recognition platform for deployment on an autonomous sUAS for special ops, ISR, and other expeditionary use-cases. This will require integrating the SAFR software with the hardware and software stack of the sUAS, including its onboard compute, communications systems, and remote controller software to enable operation in DIL communications settings, support actionable insight for remote human operators, and open the opportunity for real-time autonomous response by the robot.