ARLINGTON, Va., 5 July 2010.Image processing experts at Kitware Inc. in Clifton Park, N.Y., are developing a revolutionary wide area motion imagery (WAMI) analysis workstation called the Persistent Motion Imagery Analysis Tool for Exploitation (PerMIATE) to present critical information to military video analysts under terms of a $13.9 million contract awarded last week by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va.
Kitware will build an advanced video analysis workstation to help intelligence experts validate or refute persistent surveillance moving imagery through a deep exploration of the underlying evidence to enhance quality and accuracy of intelligence reports, as well as to reduce analyst workload.
Kitware's WAMI project is part of the DARPA Persistent Stare Exploitation and Analysis System (PerSEAS) program. The PerMIATE workstation will use the most promising technologies in computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data visualization in a system to discover and analyze high-value intelligence content embedded in massive amount of WAMI data, online and forensically, DARPA officials say.
Kitware will do the work in Clifton Park, N.Y.; Golden Valley, Minn.; Melbourne, Fla.; Woburn, Mass.; Berkeley, Calif.; College Park, Md.; Troy, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; and New York City, and should be finished by late 2013.
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