CoVar Applied Technologies brings intelligence to sensing, control, and automation systems.
It is our mission to provide sensor system products and technologies that advance the state of the art for the Defense and Energy industries. We have experience developing and fielding complex hardware and software systems to rugged, hostile environments. Our staff combines cutting-edge knowledge in the fields of sensors, machine learning, computer vision, and automated decision-making with hands-on and result-oriented product development experience.
Applications of our technologies range from torpedo countermeasure systems, oil and gas drilling rig software, and sub-surface imaging and detection of explosive hazards using radar and seismic sensors, to computer vision systems for personnel tracking. Our scientists are published subject matter experts in signal processing, image processing, video analytics, ground penetrating radar system and antenna design, multi-modal sensor fusion, adaptive filtering, and chemometrics. Our engineering capabilities include software application development, electronics design, product packaging, embedded firmware, and rapid prototyping. We work with our partners and customers to provide hardware products, software products, turnkey product development services, and component technology licensing. We pride ourselves on being innovative and customer-service oriented in everything we do.
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.