Video Linking and Intelligence from Non-Collaborative Sensors

The Video LINCS program aims to develop novel capabilities to autonomously re-identify objects across diverse video sensor collections and map all objects to a common reference frame. Re-identification (reID) is the process of matching the same object across a video collection, to determine where the object appears throughout the video.  IARPA seeks technical approaches that will facilitate autonomous reID in an open-world setting where there is no advance knowledge of the sensors, scene, content or video collection geometries. ReID technologies will initially be developed for specific object classes that are known in advance, such as people and vehicles, and ultimately extent to all objects in the video footage without advance knowledge of specific object types. The capability to autonomously remap object locations from individual camera reference frames to a single common reference frame will also be developed. 




Video LINCS Proposers' Day Registration Site Reference

Video LINCS Teaming Form

Video LINCS Logo

Contact Information

Program Manager

Dr. Reuven Meth


Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Link(s) to BAA


Solicitation Status


Proposers' Day Date

February 7, 2024

BAA Release Date

May 21, 2024

Proposal Due Date for Initial Round of Selections

July 15, 2024

Proposal Due Date

July 15, 2024

BAA Closing Date

July 22, 2024

Program Summary

Testing and Evaluation Partners

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Lincoln Laboratory 
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory