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Cambridge, MA, United States, 2014/12/01 - Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, presents a case study focused on sea traffic situation awareness for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - CRA.com.
Charles River developed Compliance in Real-Time Onboard Watercraft for Safe Navigation using Environs-Modeling, Sensor-Fusion, and Tracking, or CROWSNEST, part of DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program.
On the water, CROWSNEST detected better than 90% of ships of all types and sizes in varying weather and lighting a significant challenge in today’s cluttered maritime environment. Detected ships are classified by type with up to 80% accuracy. CROWSNEST has also used probabilistic reasoning to prevent collisions and ensure COLREGS compliance while completing simulated mission objectives.
Mr. Eaton added,"This system has applications beyond submarine warfare and unmanned vessels, as well. CROWSNEST’s ship detection, classification, and tracking techniques can also enable valuable anti-piracy systems for commercial and private vessels. The COLREGS and collision reasoning component could ease the burden on human watch standers aboard military and commercial vessels, reducing danger at sea and eliminating collisions that cost lives and money. We’re excited to continue developing these capabilities in the next phase of ACTUV."
About Charles River Analytics
Since 1983, Charles River Analytics (CRA.com) has been applying computational intelligence technologies to develop mission-relevant tools and solutions to transform our customers' data into knowledge that drives accurate assessment and robust decision-making. Charles River continues to grow its technology, customer base, and strategic alliances through research and development programs for the DoD and the Intelligence Community, addressing a broad spectrum of mission areas and functional domains, including: sensor and image processing, situation assessment and decision aiding, human systems integration, and cyber analytics. These efforts have resulted in a series of successful products that support continued growth in our core R&D contracting business, as well as the commercial sector. Charles River became an employee-owned company in 2012, to set the stage for the next-generation of innovation, service, and growth.