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Real-time Overlay of Map Features onto a Video Feed

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-206
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Two Urban Centre 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 490 Tampa, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Real-time Overlay of Map Features onto a Video Feed
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-10-P-0150
Award Amount: $99,716.00


Current technologies are based upon specific equipment configurations and limits near real-time situational awareness. The ability to take a real-time UAV video feed and correlate the Meta data with map data does not currently exist in UAV Ground Control Stations (GCS). However, this capability would considerably increase the operators' situational awareness as well as intelligence analysis capabilities. The ideal approach is to use open architecture software engineering independent of existing hardware. This approach allows the Air Force to solve this challenge through software and allow the ability to pull or push data from existing hardware independent of platform or hardware configuration. This then gives the Air Force a "services" based solution that allows the system more modularity in collection methods and the assets used to collect the data. DTI will leverage our extensive experience in open architecture, control stations and sensors to provide a variety of possible solutions. A variety of missions, or threats, require a common architecture with multiple solutions that can be implemented by applying open architectures and standards. DTI is writing this proposal in a format that will allow the Air Force to select single or multiple solutions. DTI has working relationships with all companies listed herein and can aggressively begin implementing the proposed solutions. BENEFIT: DTI will bring together Open Architecture Software Design, human factors expertise, sensor data processing, data fusion and network engineering that would provide an ideal solution for enhancing video overlays. DTI's Open Unmanned Mission Interface (OpenUMI) software provides an advanced interoperability on a common operator interface independent of operating systems using the latest STANAG 4586 and JAUS V3.3 standards. OpenUMI also provides cross platform support and is tested in the Windows and Linux environments. This allows the software to run on a variety of hardware and is compatible with fielded software such as Falcon View. OpenUMI is built on the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Unmanned Systems Research and Development Laboratory (USRDL) MURC open source project and contains customer specific configuration files and installers. The Government has unlimited rights of OpenUMI usage.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Judy
Chief Engineer

Business Contact:

Deanna Gregory
Director of Contracts
Small Business Information at Submission:

Defense Technologies, Inc.
Two Urban Centre 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 490 Tampa, FL 33609

EIN/Tax ID: 510449441
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No