DHS Selects U.K.-Based Business to Deliver Airport Passenger-Measuring System

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security has selected CrowdVision, a U.K.-based startup, to develop a system that counts and measures airport passengers.

CrowdVision will perform work under a $160.9K award in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS Science and Technology Directorate said Wednesday.

The company will lead efforts to integrate its computer vision and artificial intelligence technology with two other products made by other firms to form the sought system.

An iViu Technologies-made indoor positioning platform would allow the system to collect data via sensors, and Copenhagen Optimization’s forecasting tools would help users plan operations and manage research.

CrowdVision's own AI technology works to measure activity across passengers, staff and assets within an airport.

“CrowdVision’s single-system solution has the potential to significantly improve CBP’s ability to count, measure and forecast passenger arrivals in near real-time, which will also improve travelers’ experiences clearing through customs and other airport inspection areas,” said Melissa Oh, managing director of DHS S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

Check Also

Cybersecurity Strategy

Updated CISA Federal Cybersecurity Strategy Directs Improved CDM Scores Through FY 2021

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an update to its action plan for strengthening federal cybersecurity in fiscal years 2020 through 2021. The initiative was led by Matthew Travis, the deputy director of CISA. CISA also cited evolving threat landscapes and limitations in cloud, network and encryption capabilities as challenges.