Compendium Federal Technology, LLC Announces Phase 1 SBIR Contract Award From the US Department of the Navy
Contract Will Support Development of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Neural Network Solutions for Predictive Maintenance Purposes
Lexington Park, Maryland July 24, 2020 Compendium Federal Technology, LLC (CFT), a Department of Defense engineering and technology company, announces the award of a Phase I contract under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program of the US Department of the Navy. CFT's effort (Navy SBIR 2020.4 - Topic N204-A01) is with regard to Naval Depot Modernization and Sustainment, specifically in the Focus Area: Autonomous 3D Precision Scanning (Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning).
This research will provide the ability to autonomously scan large platforms (e.g., ships, aircraft, and ground vehicles) with great precision. These scans can locate structural anomalies and support creation of digital twins. This proposal addresses the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) hosted on portable devices. Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products can be integrated to acquire data, and deploy applications for detection, classification and inferencing, which inspect platforms using real-time video and still images. The miniaturization of microcomputers and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) has enabled the deployment of low-cost systems that collect data at very high rates and host intelligent applications which detect and classify objects. Infrastructure Inspection will be the focus of federal, state and local government investment in the coming decade. The development of state-of-the-art GPUs is being accelerated by automation of manufacturing and logistics systems using robotics as well as the introduction of self-driving cars. These systems require the fusion of multiple sensor streams which collect data and make decisions in real-time. There are several emerging technologies that can be leveraged to yield increases in productivity and achieve significant reductions in maintenance hours by automating inspection procedures using real-time AI combined with smart inspection devices.
Rex Eagan, CEO of CFT commented, "We are ecstatic for this SBIR contract pertaining to deep neural networks and machine learning for autonomous scans and inspections. Here at CFT, we have a tremendously innovative technical team. This effort affords our team the opportunity to make advancements in the field of predictive maintenance using artificial intelligence."
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