Deep Analytics Wins DoD Contract to Create Community IED Data Center to Improve Safety and Efficiency of Explosives Disposal Teams
MONTPELIER, Vermont., November 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Deep Analytics LLC, a leading developer of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for DoD, is building a unique improvised explosive device (IED) image data center gender accessible online by the military organization Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), police demining teams and other government stakeholders. The EOD data center will allow explosives experts to share photographs and details of devices they find in the field and facilitate the development of future AI capabilities against IEDs.
“The EOD data center will enable ammunition disposal experts to do their jobs more safely and efficiently,” said Greg hewitt, co-founder of Deep Analytics. “The Data Hub will be the focal point of an online community where EOD staff learn about the many types of explosives they may encounter.”
The DoD Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) at Washington DC awarded Deep Analytics the contract to build and maintain the Community Explosive Ordnance Disposal Data Center.
The challenge of identifying IEDs is that there are so few photographic examples of what the devices looked like before they detonated. The purpose of the Data Hub is to collect and organize photos of intact IEDs as they appear in the field. EOD staff can upload photos and annotate device components through the website.
IEDs come in many shapes and sizes and are typically covered in dirt, hidden in garbage piles, or disguised as ordinary items. They may have visible components in common, including power sources, detonators, and wire harnesses. The EOD Data Center seeks to create a massive and searchable photographic archive of as many IED designs and concealment methods as possible.
Deep Analytics is creating an online community that will encourage ammunition disposal teams to upload their photos and engage with their colleagues. The community will also participate in game-like challenges and competitions that will hone their ammunition identification skills.
Additionally, the EOD data center will serve as an unclassified database of tagged IED photographs that can be used as training datasets to develop machine learning (ML) object detection algorithms. These automated algorithms will be applied to video feeds broadcast by fixed or mobile cameras, including drones, to find IEDs hidden along convoy routes or during overcrowded public events before they harm the military or the general public. public.
Deep Analytics, which is at the forefront of introducing ML-based algorithm technology to the DoD-contracted EOD community, organizes the Data Hub with metadata tags so that uploaded photographs can be queried by type or component. IWTSD makes the database available to licensed contractors and other government organizations engaged in the development of IED detection solutions for the military and civilian sectors.
Currently in beta testing, the EOD data hub is expected to be fully operational by early 2022.
About Deep Analytics LLC
Founded in 2014, Deep Analytics LLC (DA) is a provider of end-user-focused, rapid prototyping AI software and hardware solutions. Situated at Montpellier, Vermont, DA is a small company focused on developing innovative computer vision (CV) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to automate detection capabilities on edge devices. The company has expertise in training advanced neural network architectures for specific applications and hardware. DA’s expertise in CV and ML is balanced by a small team of mechanical and electrical engineers with extensive experience in designing hardware prototypes. For more information, visit www.deepanalyticsllc.com.
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