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Intelligent Video System for Naval Applications, Phase II

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Department of Defense
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2003 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Photon-X, Inc
360-C Quality Circle Suite 350 Huntsville, AL 35806-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Intelligent Video System for Naval Applications, Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-04-C-4143
Award Amount: $0.00


The Photon-X intelligent video technology can be used to support many Navy missions, such as, processing of automated gage movement and structural conditions, tracking and identification of military personnel, automatic and networked record of personnelmovements on board ship, tracking and identification of other military assets, passive clandestine (undetectable by conventional sensors) communications, tracking of vehicles by aircraft or other means and passive shadow/fog/haze penetration. The initialfocus for this technology is: Passive real-time personnel identification (Biometrics) and tracking using invisible passive tagging techniques. Enhanced vision penetration during rough environmental conditions, such as fog, haze and shadowed low light areas. Intelligent vision to automation of machine conditions with Photon-Xs intelligent phase based processing. Video in the past has been limited to man in the loop viewing of certain areas and has been put on dedicated high bandwidth networks. It would be desirable to have the cameras perform the analysis at the camera and report autonomously in a closedfashion only the results to the low bandwidth network. Photon-X has developed a video capability that has the intelligence to automatically determine many smart functions. The photon-X technology has multiple commercial markets, such as passive tracking with invisible barcodes and the intelligent 3D shape based video. Both of these technology directions offer tremendous market potential. Photon-X has patents pending forthis technology and has formed a commercial spin-off company called Sport-X to rapidly develop the tagging technology for Sports tracking/broadcasting and enhanced interactive computer animation. The ability to non-obtrusively tag someone or something andboth tracking it real-time and to identify each tag has been a long-term goal of researchers and commercial developers. Photon-X has spun-off a commercial venture dedicated to developing a tagging, tracking and identification optical bar code system to beused in the Sports and interactive gaming markets. The Sport-X mission is to develop non-intrusive tags that can be easily placed on athletes and other sports gear to track these elements for real-time analysis of the players performance, fatigue,weaknesses, etc., this can be used by coaches or by broadcasters as sports commentary. Shape based video or 3D vision has a desire by technologist as well as consumers around the world. And the fact that these cameras are intelligent and can develop objectsignatures, which are invariant to its look angle, will revolutionize the robotic vision market.

Principal Investigator:

Blair Barbour

Business Contact:

Blair Barbour
Small Business Information at Submission:

4835 University Square, Suite 8 Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 631226619
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No