ZE Government Solutions (ZEGS) has been selected to investigate the potential of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology for threat detection.
The SBIR Phase I contract from AFWERX aims to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF) using an integrated solution that combines ZEGS’ AI-based object detection video analytics with LiDAR data.
This will enable operation teams to proactively identify, track, and respond in real-time to imminent threats that are obstructed by a variety of materials.
This critical situational awareness is set to give them the upper hand when unknown threats are in close proximity or inside buildings.
The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through a faster proposal to award timelines.
This changes the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and losing bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution.
The DAF began offering ‘The Open Topic’ SBIR/STTR program in 2018, which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded, and now ZEGS will continue its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that aim to strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.
“We look forward to demonstrating how ZeroEyes’ AI gun detection and situational awareness platform can integrate with LiDAR technology to assist with our national defense,” said Mike Lahiff, CEO and co-founder of ZeroEyes, parent company of ZEGS. “By merging these cutting edge technologies, we will enable our armed forces to detect and neutralize hidden threats rapidly and effectively, giving them an unparalleled advantage against aggressors.”