IAI Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop Decision Aids to Improve the Transparency of Object Tracking Technology for RPA Operators

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Jan. 28, 2020 — Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Air Force to evaluate displays, controls, and decision aids for improving situational awareness of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).  IAI will assess capabilities and limitations of full motion video (FMV) analytics for automated target tracking. Increased trust in autonomous tracking will allow operators to transition from controlling a single aircraft to managing the flight of multiple semi-autonomous RPAs.

In this contract, IAI will improve successful human-machine teaming by providing operators insight into automated tracking and helping them assess the expected performance. The tracking system will provide information about the cues used to identify objects, confidence ratings, and any visual processing problems.

IAI is a leader in developing AI/ML-based products and customized solutions to address government and industry needs in application areas such as FMV analytics. IAI will leverage its extensive experience in video analytics, human system interface design, and human-machine teaming to enable rapid prototyping and validation of the operator tools.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by the U.S. Air Force to address the technology gaps in human-machine teaming for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications for RPA operators,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI. “In addition to DOD ISR, IAI will explore application of the developed technology to multi-camera security systems used throughout the military, government, law enforcement, and commercial sectors.”

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.


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