Admiral Douglas Schofield, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition & Chief Acquisition Officer, United States Coast Guard (USCG) provided a keynote, and seven Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) startups demonstrated their technologies, followed by an AI, Society's Collective Approach to Getting It Right panel discussion. See recordings from Day 3 below.
Day 3 Keynote. USCG Admiral Douglas Schofield, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition & Chief Acquisition Officer, provides SVIP Demo Week Day 3 keynote.
Border and Maritime Security. SVIP Transition Director, Ron McNeal, provides an overview of first of two Day 3 topics for SVIP Demo Week: Border and Maritime Security.
Planck Aerosystems has developed an autonomous, truck-based small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for U.S. Border Patrol agents, based on the Blue UAS hardware ecosystem. The system enables agents to launch, operate, and recover small UAS while maintaining mobility in the off-road environment; is able to be installed quickly into a variety of Border Patrol vehicles; and is fully compatible with ATAK.
Echodyne Corporation created the Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) radar system. This system uses metamaterials—engineered, artificial materials with properties not found in nature—to build a new architecture for an all-electronic scanning radar system. Using metamaterials means MESA has significantly lower cost, size, weight and power-usage than other radar systems. These radars are being piloted with the potential of incorporation into border surveillance and counter-UAS programs.
HaloLights' Canine Health Analytics Monitoring Platform records working K9s’ critical health and activity data; such as heart rate, temperature, humidity, and GPS, and stores and transmits that information to handler and medical staff. The goal of the technology is to provide handlers and medical professionals with a holistic view of the working canine’s health status in a user-friendly interface, ensuring the canine’s safety and wellbeing.
Kenautics is building a Maritime Object Tracking Technology (MOTT) buoy system for the purpose of contraband interdiction at sea, as well as hazard, spill, or object marking. MOTT uses various sensors including Automatic Identification System transponders for localization and communication, radio beacon, strobes, and can operate in various overt and covert modes to enable the USCG and other agencies to achieve their homeland security and coastal maritime domain awareness missions.
TranslateLive has created a two-sided military standard 810G mobile version of their Instant Language Assistant device to meet all of the USCG's requirements: FirstNet ready and offers offline translation capabilities in more than 120 languages; ideal for mission-critical situations; and certified for use in classified hazardous locations.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. SVIP Transition Director, Ron McNeal, provides an overview of the second Day 3 topic for SVIP Demo Week: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Tamr’s entity resolution capabilities help to establish a holistic view of trade entities to help predict and identify threats and opportunities to best deliver consequences and facilitate compliant trade. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP’s) Office of Procurement will use Tamr’s data visualization and machine learning capabilities to identify opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings among CBP’s contracts.
Bastille has a solution to detect and mitigate radio frequency (RF) and wireless threats. Critical infrastructure components increasingly use wireless and RF networking to transfer data and to connect to control consoles. Through their DHS project, Bastille has created a way for organizations to get comprehensive RF network traffic visibility so that they can detect and mitigate RF threats.
AI, Society's Collective Approach to Getting it Right. This panel discusses proper and ethical uses of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) from a variety of viewpoints, with a goal of informing and educating both government and the tech community about tangible actions and approaches to consider now so that the benefits of AL/ML technologies are helpful to society.