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NGAflix: a cloud-based adaptive bitrate video processing and distribution system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: HM047618C0049
Agency Tracking Number: NGA-P1-18-01
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA181-002
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-15
Small Business Information
28 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
United States
DUNS: 010926207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Grauer
 (919) 869-8866
Business Contact
 Wayne Durr
Phone: (518) 881-4925
Research Institution

The large volume of full motion video from unmanned aerial vehicles, along with other data from various sensors creates resource andengineering challenges in managing, processing and distributing that data. Law enforcement and intelligence work require videos in locationsfar from where they were recorded, and need multiple sensor streams to be synchronized for search, filtering, and transformation functions.Creating situational awareness for investigators and responders requires automated distributed processing to triage sensor streams anddirect precious human attention more effectively. To address these challenges, Kitware and Data Machines propose NGAflix, a system that usesthe elastic scalability, multi-regional support, and API based resource access of the enterprise cloud to manage and distribute large volumes ofsensor data across multiple geographic locations. NGAflix will effectively direct the flood of sensor data, providing adaptive bitrate videostreams to human and algorithmic consumers, and allowing for multi-stream fusion by using predefined global marker points. The proposingteams expertise in developing high quality open-source software, maintaining scalable cloud-based software deployments using DevOpstooling, and developing video analytics presents a solid technical foundation for the work. NGAflix will enable further research anddevelopment in video analytics, autonomous systems, and medical applications.

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