Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded an $8.9 million contract to research and develop new algorithms for the U.S. Navy’s aerial and biometric surveillance efforts.
The Defense Department said Monday the university will research tracking, surveillance and identification systems intended to address challenges in resolution, occlusion, pose and aging as part of the UROPA-TSI program.
Carnegie Mellon will conduct basic and applied research and development work in Pennsylvania, Michigan, California and West Virginia through May 2017.
The contract aims to facilitate the speed, safety and efficiency of the Navy’s biometric surveillance and identification activities, DoD said.
The Naval Air Warfare Center’s aircraft division is the contracting authority and awarded the contract to Carnegie Mellon under a broad agency announcement.
It obligated $245,675 from fiscal year 2015 defense research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.