BAE SYSTEMS Receives U.S. Coast Guard Contract for Port Security Demonstration System.BURLINGTON, Mass. -- BAE Systems BAE Systems
British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, naval vessels, and other aerospace and defense products. BAE Systems was formed (1999) from the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems. has received a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard's Research and Development Center to build the SeeCoast Port and Coastal Scene Awareness Prototype and Demonstration System. The program, valued at $3.3 million including options, is part of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS DHS Department of Homeland Security (USA)
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The SeeCoast system will integrate radar track data, video image streams, positioning information from an Automatic Identification System (AIS), and other data inputs, to provide machine understanding of the coastal and port security scene and enhance vessel detection, evaluation, and tracking in support of tactical analysis and intercept decisions. SeeCoast will leverage existing BAE Systems capabilities in video processing Video processing techniques are used in video codecs, video players and other devices. For example—commonly only design and video processing is different in TV sets of different manufactures. , track correlation Correlating track information for identification purposes using all available data. and fusion, rule-based alerting, and visualization Using the computer to convert data into picture form. The most basic visualization is that of turning transaction data and summary information into charts and graphs. Visualization is used in computer-aided design (CAD) to render screen images into 3D models that can be viewed from all . It will use advanced learning methods based on human cognitive processing models to enable continuous, on-the-fly learning of anomalous activities.
"SeeCoast will provide a critical capability for helping to secure our ports and harbors," said Dr. Nils R. Sandell, Jr., BAE Systems' vice president and general manager for Advanced Information Technologies in Burlington, Mass. "The system will build upon capabilities developed across the company under a number of Department of Defense research projects. We appreciate HSARPA and the Coast Guard's confidence in the BAE Systems' team and are looking forward to working with them to prototype and demonstrate this important capability."
SeeCoast will be installed in the DHS Hawkeye test bed at the Portsmouth, Va., and Miami Coast Guard Sector Command Centers during the first 12 months of the contract.
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