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  1. 1. Artis, LLC Overview 7 September 2009 Artis, LLC Keith Brendley 11410 Isaac Newton Square North President Suite 110 Reston, VA 20190 tel: 703-964-0420 fax: 703-964-0423 1
  2. 2. Artis, LLC Overview 2 Overview • Established 1999 • 36 employees in Herndon, VA and SLC, UT sites Core capabilities • Sensor systems development • Real-time embedded systems • Software development • Cyber security • Systems analysis • M&S Example systems development activities • Very low power imaging systems and processing algorithms • Active Protection Systems (APS) • Energy efficiency and smart grid systems analysis • GPS tracking and motion devices • Sensor network systems analysis 2
  3. 3. Our customers Defense and other government • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency • U.S. Army Night Vision Electronics and Sensors Division • U.S. Army Research Laboratory • Office of Naval Research • Department of Energy • Department of Transportation • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Industry and academia • EOIR • Titan Corporation • University of Arkansas • University of Illinois • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 3
  4. 4. Where we are Salt Lake City East Herndon Salt Lake City West 4
  5. 5. Iron Curtain: Active protection system for light vehicles System Attributes Robust kill mechanism –addresses many types of threats, very difficult to countermeasure Independent sensors for extremely low FAR + resistant to countermeasures Solid state – no moving parts Live Modularized – no single point of failure RPG Countermeasure Multi-hit kills RPG inches Low collateral damage from vehicle side Low cost Lightweight 2. Distributed optical sensor 1. Radar SHOT 1 SHOT 3 SHOT 4 SHOT 2 3. Countermunition Uparmored HMMWV with light 3/8” mild steel armor unharmed after 4 live fire shots 5
  6. 6. Tripline radically increases range and effectiveness of low-power personnel sensors Challenge: Detect and classify personnel at long range with low-power system • Low power < 10 mA STATUS QUO • Long range > 150 m • Low FAR < 1% • High Pd > 90% Tripline Description: Very short range (30m max) dismounted detection such as • Sensor image subsampled using low power seismic sensors and physical techniques tripwires with very high FAR • Processing removes all stationary and pseudo- motion background elements (e.g. waving tree branches and scintillation) • Objects resampled and classified using rapid parallel processing • Objects classified as human or other item of Low-power, long-range interest are imaged using full FPA personnel sensor for border security and persistent surveillance 6
  7. 7. MOCOVE motion sickness control device People experience motion No-MOCOVE effects on moving With-MOCOVE platforms such as ships, land vehicles and aircraft Display systems magnify motion effects on a moving platform Source: Stripling, R., Cohn, J., Muth, E., Balaban, C., Hillson, R., Brendley, K., “Control strategies for reducing motion sickness,” Proceedingsefficacy in reducing motion effects in MOCOVE has shown of Society for Neuroscience, 2003, New Orleans. Subjects exposed to an evocative motion environment can exhibit human subject experiments conducted at NRL and Brandeis behaviors equivalent to those at DUI blood alcohol levels. University 7
  8. 8. Smartmat for classifying, counting and tracking pedestrians Approach: Massive numbers of low-power sensors controlled by smart network Design: Cascading microcontrollers with processing at each step to reduce bandwidth Application: Counting pedestrians and other non-motorized travel 8
  9. 9. Motionstick Real-time GPS and motion data recorder Connection to many different types of GPS chipsets Easily programmable using PC “wizard” Powered off USB or batteries Real-time linkage to Pathways GIS and data graphing package Used by: • DOT/FRA for train motion data recording and analysis • U.S. Army for testing different GPS chipset accuracies for robotic applications 9
  10. 10. AccuSpin – Instrumentation accessory for Spinner bikes Market Product: Accessory for instrumenting popular 20,000 sports clubs in U.S. alone Spinner exercycles with active spinning classes Purpose: Enables Hundreds of thousands Spinner spinning groups to race bikes and record performance data Advantages: Uses existing (very popular) bike stock, low cost, easy installation, group and individual experience Competition Program Status Many special- purpose bikes Prototype • Computrainer developed • Revmaster • Pilot Cadence Meter Tested at SLC JCC Currently no (spinner class) accessory available to upgrade standard spinning bike to Patent filed instrumented bike 10
  11. 11. Pathways modeling and simulation programming language High-level language for building custom Extremely large Agent Based Model number of objects simulations modeled (in this case, Raster-based GIS with vector overlay entire city of data Champaign-Urbana) Compatible with many different data Examine interactions between objects and formats environment Database of entire world (most high- American College of detail data of U.S.) Sports Medicine Large library of mapping/analysis articles to appear functions Parallel processing Sensor/communications Comsim SBInet networking model Tower placement Three modes analysis • Monte Carlo All routes analysis • Genetic algorithm All destinations • Mission planning analysis module Tower Line-of-Sight LOS and NLOS sensors analysis Communications model Genetic algorithm • Signal propagation placement • Terrain and foliage • Network/routing Threat path analysis • Protocol definitions Parallel processing Parallel processing 11