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Wide Area Video Motion Blur Elimination

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2010 / STTR
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Small Business Information
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite # 210 Reston, VA 20191-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Wide Area Video Motion Blur Elimination
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0139
Award Amount: $749,869.00


This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase-II project will design, develop and integrate an effective and efficient motion blur elimination algorithm to Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance - Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) system by optimizing and implementing the algorithm proposed during the Phase-I investigation to FPGA. In addition, an image enhancement toolkit for ground station video enhancement will be developed. High performance parallel architectures will be investigated and designed to enable real-time operation of such a toolkit. The key innovations in the proposed effort are: 1) a novel efficient algorithm for non-Linear Shift-Invariant (LSI) motion blur elimination, and 2) an efficient and optimized FPGA implementation of the deblurring module for ARGUS-IS system. The Phase-II effort will build on the achievements of the Phase-I investigation in further refining and optimizing the proposed blur elimination algorithm with regard to both quality and computational complexity. In particular, emphasis will be on a real-time FPGA implementation of the algorithm to meet the system and integration requirements of the ARGUS-IS system. The Phase-II effort will include: development of the enabling algorithms, FPGA implementation, support for system integration, demonstration of the proof of concept, computational complexity analysis and quantitative evaluation of the proposed technologies.

Principal Investigator:

James Jacob
Principal Investigator
(703) 654-9300

Business Contact:

James Jacob
VP, New Technology
(703) 654-9314
Small Business Information at Submission:

11600 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite # 290 Reston, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541969286
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Box 1929
164 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02912-
Contact: Darrell Armstrong
Contact Phone: (401) 863-1430