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A PROGRAMMABLE IMAGE DATA COMPRESSION SUBSYSTEM FOR WORKSTATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12049
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optical Networks Inc
3450 Hillview Ave Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A PROGRAMMABLE IMAGE DATA COMPRESSION SUBSYSTEM FOR WORKSTATIONS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A PROGRAMMABLE IMAGE-DATA- COMPRESSION SUBSYSTEM CONTAINING MULTIPLE DSP CHIPS TO PROVIDE HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION OF IMAGES. THE SUBSYSTEM WILL PLUG INTO AN INEXPENSIVE WORKSTATION AND PROVIDE AN EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE, GENERAL-PURPOSE, IMAGE-COMPRESSION STATION. IT WILL BE READILY PROGRAMMED TO COMPRESS HIGH- RESOLUTION, MULTISPECTRAL IMAGES OF ANY SIZE IN LOSSLESS ANDLOSSY COMPRESSION MODES. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A SET OFDIFFERENT ALGORITHMS (LOSSLESS, DCT, DPCM, LAPLACIAN PYRAMIDCODING) THAT WOULD BE SUITABLE IN A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS. THIS COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH WILL ALLOW THE SAME CAPABILITIES TO BE PROVIDED TO MANY SCIENTISTS WHO CAN EACH INVESTIGATE THE PARTICULAR PROPERTIES OF COMPRESSION FOR THEIR IMAGING REQUIREMENTS. THIS IS DESIRABLE SINCE EACH SITUATION IS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT, AND ANY COMPRESSION SYSTEM THAT FAILS TO RETAIN THE FEATURES OF INTEREST IN A GIVEN APPLICATION WILL RENDER THE IMAGE UNUSABLE. THE PRODUCT OF THIS PROJECT WOULD APPLY TO IMAGE COMMUNICATION FOR TELERADIOLOGY, VIDEO CONFERENCING, AND SURVEILLANCE AND TO IMAGE DATABASE APPLICATIONS INCLUDING PICTURE ID SYSTEMS, DIGITAL MAPPING, REAL ESTATE.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Farrelle
Research Engineer
9167564429

Business Contact:

James s. tyler
PRESIDENT
4158529931
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optivision, Inc.
744 San Antonio Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

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