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Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81279
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0330
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kitware
28 Corporate Drive Clifton Park, NY 12065-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0110
Award Amount: $98,958.00
 

Abstract:

Very large aerial video collectors (VLAVCs) are of increasing interest, such as Constant Hawk, Sonoma, Angel Fire and the planned ARGUS video sensor. These sensors can generate tremendous amounts of data. This proposal addresses the issue of how to efficiently compress video streams from such sensors. The proposed approach is to represent the area under surveillance as a virtual world by automatically constructing 3D surface geometry, where VLAVC frame images are used to texture the surface. Vehicles and dismounts will be automatically tracked and placed in the virtual world creating a very low bandwidth portrayal of the video stream. The compression rates from this approach could reach 10,000:1, allowing for an increased ability to store and disseminate the data from these sensors.

Principal Investigator:

William Hoffman
Vice President
5183713971
bill.hoffman@kitware.com

Business Contact:

Ken Martin
CFO
5183713971
ken.martin@kitware.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KITWARE
28 Corporate Drive Clifton Park, NY 12065

EIN/Tax ID: 141802694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No