CoVar Applied Technologies brings intelligence to sensing, control, and automation systems.
CoVar specializes in the research and development of machine learning technologies. In this burgeoning field, CoVar principals, with our long history in pattern recognition and statistical signal processing, cut through the hype to deliver software products, consulting, and data analysis that work and work reliably. Our proven methodology of combining deep domain subject matter expertise with a wide array of machine learning toolsets yields results that are interpretable, stable, and insightful. With so many new start-ups touting machine learning capabilities, it’s difficult to know whom to trust. You can rely on CoVar—our proven record of successful delivery to the DoD spans decades, developing IED detection algorithms. Our ground-breaking kick-detection software is saving lives in the oil drilling industry; leveraging machine learning to predict and prevent dangerous blowouts. Most recently, we have developed and delivered software to the healthcare industry that is revolutionizing how medical research is performed—unlocking hidden correlations and connections in vast unstructured data to drive new innovations in diagnostics and drug development.
CoVar engages with customers and partners in a myriad of ways. We have developed and offer for sale numerous data analytics and video analytics software products—tailored to particular industries. We provide customization of our software products to suit particular customers’ requirements and workflows. We perform data analysis research and consulting—uncovering hidden value in customer data. We co-develop sophisticated sensor products with partners, leveraging our proprietary machine learning technology to develop algorithms that make our customers’ products smarter and perform better.
How can CoVar work with your organization to bring machine learning to bear on your datasets?
FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: COMPUTER VISION
Learn more about the technology discussed in Offshore Magazine’s November issue. CoVar computer vision systems are making rig state detection and automated pipe tally possible at the rig-site. Off-the-shelf video cameras, paired with CoVar’s simple but powerful video analysis algorithms make automated pipe count, pipe length and diameter measurement a reality.
CLARK Clinical Research Software
In 2017, CoVar worked with the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Science Institute (NC TraCS) (integrated hub of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) to build CLARK (CLinical Annotation Research Kit), a medical record classification/prediction software package.
Army Phase II SBIR Award
Army Contracting Command has awarded CoVar a Phase 2 SBIR for wire detection in millimeter wave radar data using convolutional neural networks and Bayesian tracking. The algorithms resulting from this work are intended for upgrades to rotorcraft avionics suites for improved safety while operating in degraded visual environments (e.g., brownouts during landing).
IADC/SPE Drilling Conference
CoVar presented a paper at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, TX, March 1-3. The paper is entitled, "Next Generation Kick Detection During Connections: Influx Detection at Pumps Stop (IDAPS) Software" and is based on CoVar's Adaptive Alarms software running in Shell's RTOCs.