Charles River Analytics wins DHS contract

On March 30, Charles River Analytics of Cambridge, MA announced that it was awarded a ~$1M multiphase contract from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a system for Monitoring and Inspecting Dirty Nukes Including Generating Heat Maps of Terrain (MIDNIGHT). MIDNIGHT will enable multiple coordinated unmanned aircraft to survey, detect, and localize nuclear threats in challenging and dynamic public spaces.

MIDNIGHT uses advanced 3D perception, mapping, and path planning techniques to rapidly explore unknown terrain and autonomously detect anomalous radiation sources.

Charles River has successfully developed numerous mature field-tested autonomous navigation technologies across multiple domains that keep human operators out of harm’s way.

Source: Charles River Analytics