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Measure and Alert on Data Omitted by Compression (MADOC)

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
11640 Arbor St, Ste 201 Omaha, NE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Measure and Alert on Data Omitted by Compression (MADOC)
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-S205
Award Amount: $95,335.00


Critical information can be lost when lossy compression techniques are used in bandwidth limited environments, such as from unmanned systems. More serious, this lost information is unknown to the analyst, which can lead to incorrect analysis and potentially fatal conclusions. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated proposes to research and develop a technology that will alert data analysts, in real-time, when information in compressed video has information omitted. This technology, MADOC (Measure and Alert on Data Omitted by Compression), would allow the user to view, in near real-time, the information apparently lost during transmission, but available from raw data. The MADOC concept combines a solid understanding of the relationship between the loss of information in compressed imagery and the compression algorithm, an innovative mechanism for objectively alerting the analyst on the current information lost due to compression, and an intelligent user interface that will someday provide an intuitive method for the analyst to request and keep an accurate view in a sub-region or on an object of interest. Our extensive expertise and experience in video analysis, combined with our perfect SBIR commercialization rating, makes 21CSI the company most likely to get this crucial capability into the hands of the warfighter.

Principal Investigator:

Amber Fischer
(808) 748-1825

Business Contact:

Stuart L. Aldridge
Sr. VP, Res&Dev
(402) 505-7887
Small Business Information at Submission:

21st Century Systems, Incorporated
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE -

EIN/Tax ID: 431912166
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No