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Compression Relevant Notification

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Compression Relevant Notification
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-K205
Award Amount: $99,054.00


Systems designed to transport and/or store audio and video data rely on compression to improve bandwidth and storage efficiency. Typically, lossless compression is used by the scientific and medical communities where information loss cannot be tolerated and where there are sufficient networking resources to accommodate the resulting low compression ratio. The commercial entertainment industry, on the other hand, typically utilizes lossy compression which removes content considered to be unperceivable to humans and where bandwidth resources demand a premium. Applications are beginning to emerge that require both the fidelity of lossless compression and the bandwidth efficiency of lossy compression. These systems typically rely on bandwidth-limited, radio-based communication links that require the use of lossy compression, yet are unable to tolerate any loss of information. Toyon proposes to address this need by developing a mechanism that takes into consideration the psycho-physical model of the compression algorithm, objective compression metrics, and the detection/classification algorithm being used. With this knowledge, the host system can determine when greater data fidelity may be required and automatically query the sensor for only that minimum raw data set, thereby bridging the performance gap between lossless and lossy compression.

Principal Investigator:

Jason D. Hannon
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
Small Business Information at Submission:

Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No