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1. 2008 Army SBIR Achievement Award

2. Article in Magazine of Vision System Design

3. Release of MigmaMidblockâ„¢ Product

4. Paper Presented at IEEE Aerospace conference

 

 




1. 2008 Army SBIR Achievement Award

Migma was awarded the 2008 Army SBIR Achievement Award. Traditional landmine detection techniques are dangerous and time consuming because of the plethora of shapes, sizes and composition of landmines. Migma has developed new methods that improve the performance of both surface and buried mine detection. Migma's technology focuses on the development of two algorithm suites, one used to detect IEDs and mines acquired by a vehicular platform and the other to detect landmines via airborne platforms. The algorithms enhance images produced by existing hardware and sort through the resulting data. For vehicle-based systems, Migma's IED and mine detection algorithm suite is able to cue at a safe standoff distance of 200 feet with a high detection and low false alarm rate. For airborne-based systems, the developed algorithm suite is able to cue scattered and buried mines at a safe standoff distance of several thousand feet. Commercially, the system can be adapted for outdoor surveillance using video cameras to detect intruders and for the oil and gas industry the system will be used for gas pipeline leak detection.

 



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2. Article in Magazine of Vision Systems Design

With the help from Mass Highway, on August 5th, 2008, Migma successfully installed its prototype of pedestrian detection system at a state highway intersection in Massachusetts. This unattended field trial lasted three weeks, 24/7. In the field trial system, there were two wireless receivers and one air card which were used to receive images from the wireless IR LED stereo camera and provide wireless internet access, respectively. Since they could not be placed inside the metallic traffic controller cabinet, they were placed in a wood box amounted to the side of the cabinet. A mini-PC which hosted all of the detection algorithms was placed inside the traffic controller cabinet. Vision Systems Design has published a featured article about the field trial results and the prototype system used in the field trial. This article can be accessed here.


 

 

 

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3. Release of MigmaMidblockâ„¢ Product

Migma has formally released its pedestrian detection product, MigmaMidblockTM. The product package includes (1) IR LED stereo camera, (2) SBC (Single Board Computer), and (3) relay. This product will be installed at street midblocks for the pedestrian detection. With MigmaMidblockTM, pedestrians who plan to go across the street no longer need to press the pushbutton. Once in the waiting zone, pedestrians will be automatically detected and a discrete contact signal will be used to trigger the yellow beacon light which provides a warning signal to the approaching vehicle drivers. It is expected that this product can reduce the number of fatal accidents resulted from the collision of vehicles and pedestrians. The final product beta tests will take place at Mass Highway. Migma has established a supply chain for the product manufacturing. Users can also make online purchase at http://www.migmacam.com.

 

 

 

 

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4. Paper Presented at IEEE Aerospace Conference

Migma presented a technical paper at IEEE Aerospace Conference held at Big Sky, MT, from March 7-14, 2009. Its title is Online Coated Ball Bearing Health Monitoring Using Degree of Randomness and Hidden Markov Model. This work is supported by NASA through its SBIR/STTR program. At this conference, for the first time, Migma presented a new method for the diagnosis and prognosis of mechanical and electrical sub-systems. It is based on the analysis of degree of randomness (DoR) and related failure detection methods. DoR methods have been tested using various real data including - vibration data of ball bearing, vibration data of gear box, vibration data of roll bearing, voltage data of battery, and acoustic data of water/air pump. The test results have demonstrated that DoR-based system can be applied to different sensors, can be used to analyze data sampled at slow rate (5Hz) or fast rate (44kHz), and are suitable for the sensor data made of discontinuous data segments with different sampling rates. A subsequent presentation was made to the scientists and researchers at NASA Ames. 

 

 

 

 

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