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The ImTelligence business unit of AFR is focused on advanced image analysis technologies. The current focus is on two technologies: 1) video-centric radiation detection; and 2) analysis of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data for the defense and intelligence communities. The video-centric radiation detection activity was initially known as RedStar™ (Radiation Event Detection System:Tracking and Recognition) and was recently renamed Gamma Pix. Initial contract support was received for video-centric radiation detection through a division of the the National Academy of Science, the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program.  IDEA supports investigations which are designed to foster concepts that have the potential to enhance security, increase ridership, and improve efficiency for transit agencies. 


In September 2007, AFR was awarded a Department of Homeland Security contract focusing on Radiological Source Surveillance using Video-Centric Radiation Detection.  This contract, funded by the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is to develop and commercialize software solutions designed to reduce the likelihood of malicious use of radiological materials. A patented (U.S. 7,391,028 plus foreign filings) analytical software methodology evaluates images from security cameras to search for the small "spots" that appear in images when a radiological source is nearby. 


  National Academy of Science Transit-IDEA under the Department of Transportation awarded AFR a contract to develop RedStar (Radiation Event Detection System: Track and Recognition) technology supporting the "Detection of Radioactivity in Transit Stations." The Transit IDEA Project Annual Progress Report  (p.80) describes this IDEA concept and product. A Phase 2 project was recently completed to install, test and evaluate the prototype system, using security cameras in a Washington D.C. Metro station to detect and identify radioactive materials. Working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), a pilot installation was completed at the Medical Center Station. A video with some results of this study can be found here, while the Final Report can be found here.

   The Transit IDEA Program is funded by the Federal Transit Administration FTA and is managed by TRB.  TRB is a division of the National Research Council, which serves as an independent adviser to the federal government and others on scientific and technical questions of national importance. The National Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.


AFR/ImTelligence has been selected as part of the CT Technology Council's FastTrack Program which recognizes technology-based companies with the potential to rapidly scale into market and financial leadership.



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bulletOak Ridge National Laboratory
bulletMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2005, 2006, 2007
bulletYale-New Haven Hospital
bulletHartford Hospital
bulletAdditional Corporate Partners

ImTelligence®, a business unit of AFR Inc., has also developed image analysis algorithms for better knowledge extraction from Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) imagery.  We refer to these analysis processes as Classification Assessment Modeling by Simulated Target Addition and Recovery: ISR™ (CamStar: ISR).  Development of the CamStar: ISR analysis procedures was supported under a National Science Foundation STTR Phase 1 program with collaborators at Yale University.