ISR analysis

Hilbert Technology has received a follow-on contract from the US Army for supply of a robust and scalable context independent anomaly detection (CIAD) system.

Under the $970,500 phase II contract, Hilbert will implement the CIAD system for the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (Cerdec) software engineering directorate.

The company has named Argon, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, as subcontractor for the programme.

Working as an integrated sub-system of the army’s joint unified multi-capable protection system (JUMPS), the CIAD system is expected to offer an automated mechanism for real-time analysis of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data for isolation of anomalies that identify threats.

Using the system, a system analyst, having no knowledge of the data set, can immediately view anomalies, determine threat levels, and also streamline the dissemination of vital information to the battlefield.

Hilbert Technology chairman and chief executive officer, Bruce Crowley, said CIAD is a perfect application of the amalgam of innovations developed by the company to process multiple data sources and formats at very high speeds, to provide more comprehensive and enhanced analytical outcomes.

”Hilbert’s processing speeds enable the CIAD system to run more complex algorithms against the incoming data,” Crowley said.

"CIAD provides the army with enhanced situational awareness, process improvement and new cost savings."

”CIAD provides the army with enhanced situational awareness, process improvement and new cost savings.”

Argon programme manager Fred Ilsemann said: ”The integration of CIAD with JUMPS and other multi-sensor surveillance systems offers the possibility of greater operational autonomy, reduced operator workload and improved threat recognition in multiple domains to satisfy the challenging requirements of a wide variety of missions.”

Equipped with sensor devices, software and workstations, the JUMPS addresses the multi-intelligence command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) requirements for supporting joint, harbour defence and maritime domain awareness.

Work under the contract is scheduled to be performed over the next year.

Image: The CIAD system will help US Army with real-time analysis of ISR data for isolation of anomalies that identify threats. Photo: courtesy of Col. A.T. Ball.

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