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Our major projects of both national importance and commercial viability

Major Projects of National Importance

National Security Project
Crime Intelligence Support System (CISS)

Pentagram Research is a large team of highly qualified and self motivated international scientists and technologists working ''without any support'' on the possibility of developing an integrated Criminal Intelligence Support System involving various security activities like Electronic Support Measures. With ample support from interested companies, we would be able to realize the dream project which would enable security agencies to ensure crime free zones and nations. To begin with, Pentagram Research is developing, in association with Zone Technologies and Helios & Matheson Analytics Inc., USA, a preliminary version called 'Crime Prediction Support System (CPSS)” which would network people, various government and private security agencies, emergency units and media with the idea of creating a safe and happy world.

Coastal Surveillance Support System (CSSS).

Pentagram Research is a large team of highly qualified and self motivated international scientists and technologists working ''without any support'' on the possibility of developing an integrated Coastal Surveillance Support System involving various security activities like Electronic Support Measures. With ample support from interested companies, we would be able to realize the dream project which would enable security agencies to ensure safe and secured zones free from infiltration, terrorism and subsequent radicalization.

Radar Information System for Electronic Support Measures

The purpose of this project is to develop a state-of-the-art paradigm and practical techniques for carrying out operations pertaining to ‘Electronic Support Measures (ESM)’, identify various problems faced by the ESM operators in real time situations and explore the possibilities of evolving solutions to these problems in the form of alternative techniques and methodologies. The term ‘Electronic Support Measures’ refers to (i) intercepting enemy radar signals by passive receivers like tuners and wide band receivers, (ii) recording the received signals on a magnetic tape or a suitable electronic medium in the form of pre detected intermediate frequency down translated waveforms and post detected pulse stretched waveforms, (iii) analyzing the recorded waveforms for estimating various radar system and signal parameters like Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) or Pulse Repetition Interval (PRI), Pulse Width (PW), intra pulse modulation types and details, stagger ratio, jitter, antenna scan type, scan time and type of radiation pattern, (iv) estimating important details like Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), radar on time, radar off time and (v) preparing Electronic Order of Battle (EOB) records about the enemy country. EOB means estimated details about the offensive and defensive capabilities of a country. ESM operations are generally carried out by organizing special mission flights along the border for radar signal intercepts. Daily intercepts are also made from strategic locations. This project aims at the development of a state-of-the-art software support system for Electronic Warfare Officers working in ‘Electronic Intelligence’ and ‘Electronic Order of Battle’ and with the formulation of upgraded versions of such techniques.

Video Surveillance Support System (VSSS)

This Military Version TIPS 1.0 has already been developed using Visual C++ tools. Algorithms have been generated in the framework of Cellular Logic Array Processing. The software has been tested for its precision, speed and robustness. 2D thermal streaming video could be processed in real time for extracting various spatial and spectral domain features. TIPS 1.0 consists of a number of routines and it provides facility for user driven macro generation. All extracted spatial features of a 2D video image could be quantified provided it is scaled. This software works reliably even on thermal images obtained in pitch dark using an IR camera or any other night vision camera. This could be customized for any hardware.

Health Related Projects

Medical Project
MedVision3D/4D

MedVision3D/4D is a powerful 3D software that can be used to visualize, process and analyse biomedical data from MR, PET, SPECT. Medvision3D/4D is a powerful 3D software that can be used to visualize, process and analyse biomedical data fro m MR, PET, SPECT and other imaging modalities. Medvision 3D/4D’s multifaceted and sophisticated platform delivers effective visualization and analysis tools and modules such as NeuroVision, CardioVision, OrthoVision, Electronic Surgery etc. Extraction of volumetric and superficial features of certain parts of human body for the quantitative analysis of the anatomical structures in 3D images is the major utility of this software. Powerful state-of-the-art algorithms used to develop the software ensures speed, precision and robustness. Wide range of macros and modules would be provided for area specific applications. It would consist of 230 routines and it would provide facility for user driven macro generation. In short, this would be an ideal diagnostic and prognostic tool for radiologists, surgeons and all other health care professionals.

Genome Research

Converting DNA sequences into digital signals opens up the possibility of applying signal-processing methods for analysis of genomic data. This kind of analysis reveals features of chromosome that would be difficult to grasp using standard statistical methods. Genomic information is coded in the form of letters A, T, C and G. The indicator sequences of a genomic sequence form the basis for genomic signal processing. Research in this direction has already shown the possibility of developing strategies related to Codon Space Analysis and Stem Cell Research so that a new possibility of adopting ‘gene therapy’ instead of ‘drug therapy’ would turn out to be the futuristic medical practice.

Industry Related Projects

Industry Projec
GeoVision3D

Major objectives of this project:

  • To develop new methodologies for data acquisition, processing, interpretation
  • To integrate multiple technologies focusing VSP (Vertical Seismic Profiling) methodology and interpretation that guide discovery of new oil reserves, oil field development and management for maximum economic oil recovery.
  • To make use of VSP (Vertical Seismic Profiling) methodology for prospecting minefield development and management for maximum economic recovery of various minerals and gems.

Sub-objectives of this project:

  • To device methodologies for collecting data from underground of the earth crust. Data acquisition sensors like Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) / Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Microwave pulse transmitters could be used to achieve this. Other seismographic techniques could also be used alternatively or in association with SAR/ GPR.
  • Multiple Sensor Fusion is the next part. Data collected from various sensors could be integrated as a data set from which quite a lot of information about the subsurface elements could be interpreted.
  • Fast and reliable algorithms for extracting information from the data set is the major R&D component involved in this project.
  • To develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Expert System Software Package as an integrated component with a given GeoData Processing requirement. Miners, Civil Engineers and Archaeologists would find this package very useful.
  • To develop a state-of-the-art technology to use the above tools for detecting oil, minerals and gems reserve in a particular area from which genuine and reliable data set has been collected.
  • As a part of this project a few people would be trained in the state-of–the-art operational methodology of Oil Exploration, Archaeological Excavation and Mining.

Conference Activities

International Conferences on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ICSCI)

Pentagram Research Centre Private Limited, Hyderabad, India organizes International Conferences on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ICSCI) since 2004 without commercial motive. The International Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ICSCI) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications of various scientific disciplines.

This conference has the reputation of being one of the few platforms where in-depth technical sessions and high class tutorial sessions are conducted by pioneers and researchers from various reputed institutions. Ample opportunities are given to students and other delegates to interact with invited speakers, presenters and other reputed guests. Till now ten conferences have been organized and a number of students, faculty members and professionals derived immense benefits from them. World class academicians like Dirk van Dalen, S.S.Iyengar, Dieter Lukoschus, Claudio Moraga, Stanislav Vassilyev, Peter Stanley Abraham Glass, Alexander Kaplan, Walter Murray Wonham, Pradeep Khosla, Sethuraman, Michael Coyle, Mandayam Srinivasan, D.Swaminadhan, Peter Jonker and professionals like Michael McKubre, Richard Stallman, S.A.Patil, W. Schutzeberger, Steve Tyson, Pat Krishnan and senior administrators like Cornelis Keur, Stephen Moo Kim, Col Edwards Kimball, B.G.Dogra IPS, Lt.Gen Patil, K.Karunakaran, and A.Kalanidhi had participated in ICSCI conferences and made their presence felt.