Moving Ufology Forward

The UFO Data Acquisition Project is here to expand the capability of UAP/AAO/UFO research through the deployment of next generation data acquisition technology.



TECHNICAL FOCUS

The technical focus of the UFODAP is to provide methods to recognize, track and videotape anomalous objects while simultaneously collecting data from multiple sensors. It is our goal to expand a growing network of these triangulated sensor systems to other hot spots around North America and then the world.

BACKGROUND

Wayne Hollenbeck and Christopher O'Brien joined forces in 2007 and created the UFO Camera Project. The UFODAP project is a result of a collaboration between the UFO Camera Project and the work of electrical engineer/computer scientist Ron Olch. Mr. Olch had independently developed the concepts of a low-cost optical tracking system beginning in 2014 as his personal research project as a member of the Los Angeles UFO Research Group. In 2016, Wayne Hollenbeck joined the LA group and expressed interest in the work Ron had accomplished, which was directly in line with the goals of the UFO Camera Project, UFO Data Acquisition Project (UFODAP) was born. The technical focus of the UFODAP is providing cost effective methods to recognize, track and videotape anomalous objects while simultaneously collecting data from multiple sensors. While this sort of capability has been investigated and other systems have been built, their design emphasis has not been on such low-cost to make practical the kind of significant numbers to be deployed to have a practical impact on Ufology. By “low-cost” we assume a unit cost of perhaps $2500 or less. Thus, over the last four years significant progress has been made on an Unidentified Flying Object Data Acquisition System (UFODAS) that attempts to address this issue such that hardware and software is currently going through initial field trials.

 

 

UFODAP Field of View in San Luis Valley

This collection of object photographs all originated in the field of view of UFODAP in the San Luis Valley, looking east and occuring between Blanca Peak in the south and Poncha Pass in the north. This entire region is now covered by UFODAP surveillance equipment. The Ron Hunt photos were snapped about two miles from the UFO Watchtower!