System Planning Corporation

Arlington, VA, United States

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Arlington, VA, United States

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Easley G.R.,System Planning Corporation | Labate D.,University of Houston
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing | Year: 2012

Wavelets with composite dilations provide a general framework for the construction of waveforms defined not only at various scales and locations, as traditional wavelets, but also at various orientations and with different scaling factors in each coordinate. As a result, they are useful to analyze the geometric information that often dominate multidimensional data much more efficiently than traditional wavelets. The shearlet system, for example, is a particular well-known realization of this framework, which provides optimally sparse representations of images with edges. In this paper, we further investigate the constructions derived from this approach to develop critically sampled wavelets with composite dilations for the purpose of image coding. Not only do we show that many nonredundant directional constructions recently introduced in the literature can be derived within this setting, but we also introduce new critically sampled discrete transforms that achieve much better nonlinear approximation rates than traditional discrete wavelet transforms and outperform the other critically sampled multiscale transforms recently proposed. © 2011 IEEE.


Pippine J.,Golden Knight Technologies | Hackett D.,Griffin Technologies Inc. | Watson A.,System Planning Corporation
International Journal of Robotics Research | Year: 2011

In November of 2005, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency initiated a new robotics program, Learning Locomotion, designed to solve some of the key outstanding issues. The expectation was that a combination of machine learning techniques and smart development would accelerate the pace of making autonomous legged systems robust and useful. © 2011 The Author(s).


A system and method for an integrated rechargeable power system for a container monitoring and security system is provided. The power system is affixed to a container and comprises an integrated photovoltaic area conforming to the container construction, a battery pack module, power conditioning circuitry or recharge unit, and a power controller unit. The photovoltaic unit may be conventional photovoltaic crystalline cell array, or a photovoltaic coating with is applied to the walls, door, or roof of a container.


Patent
System Planning Corporation | Date: 2011-11-04

A method of establishing a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area in which a zone is digitally customized to receive and disburse ad-hoc supplies including procedures for authorizing volunteers and other relief entities to draw supplies from the geo-fence zone utilizing wireless technology. The method of the present invention includes establishing geo-fences and communication links between the geo-fences to form a virtual warehouse. The present invention is well suited for disaster relief operations or other emergencies in which donated supplies require distribution throughout a widespread area of need.


Patent
System Planning Corporation | Date: 2011-11-04

The present invention provides a system for establishing a geo-fence for assigning and dispersing human resource assets in a disaster relief situation. The system of the present invention provides a method for deploying a ready-response volunteer force in which volunteers are assigned based on their skill sets and the needs or the situation. Volunteers may be notified, updated, and contacted via location based devices. The geo-fence of the present invention may incorporate mobilization centers, communication centers and the logistic assets.


Patent
System Planning Corporation | Date: 2011-11-03

This invention describes layers of security sensors to determine the status of a container from point of departure to a final destination of the container. In particular, the present invention discloses the use of at least three levels of security applied to a single cargo container including an inductive sensor couples with an optical sensor to detect intrusions, a door switch sensor, and an RFID reader in communications with RFID tags embedded in the cargo and other sensors throughout the cargo hold. Security layering not only serves as a deterrent but also serves as an active defensive security system for establishing security gates.


Patent
System Planning Corporation | Date: 2011-10-16

This invention describes an apparatus for securing and monitoring cargo containers. In particular, the present invention discloses the use of a combination of hall effect sensors, permanent magnets, optic sensors, and inductive sensors attached to a surface. This tamper-proof magnetic alarming unit can detect its location and can trigger an alarm if it is moved or if a door is breached.


Patent
System Planning Corporation | Date: 2011-11-05

An apparatus and method for determining real time location of assets by calculating the relative position of a plurality of GPS enabled devices transported together, taking advantage of multiple GPS enable devices being transported together including dual band GPS and averaging location data between US and European GPS data. Additionally, an IMB acts to receive GPS data from multiple devices in a shipment and IMB combines and averages data from both GPS systems to create more liable location determination.


Patent
System Planning Corporation | Date: 2011-09-20

An apparatus designed for generating and detecting reflected Terahertz waves using a single pixel Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) or Charge Couple Device (CCD) camera is described. Optical alignment between the components is not necessary since the Terahertz waves can propagate from the source to a collimating lens using a metal wire that can be bent obviating the need to have a clear line of sight from the lens to the source or to the camera. The present invention is well-suited for high traffic physical locations currently under surveillance such as security check points and also venues demanding significantly less obtrusive surveillance such as revolving entry doors, moving walkways, and entry gates for airplanes.


This invention describes a system and method for managing a supply chain. In particular, the present invention relates to a virtual warehouse system for providing item level inventory management and an apparatus for automatic data capture within a disaster relief operational setting.

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