Scalable Real-Time Video Compression for Data Link Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26512
Amount: $736,313.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aware, Inc.
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02142
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Karl B. Jagler
 (617) 577-1700
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project will develop a preliminary design for an operationally effective, scalable, real-time wavelet-based compression system for data link applications that can process still frames, continuous line scanned imagery and video sequences. The system will feature a single decoder design capable of decompressiong any of the image formats; a common compressed data representation (bitstream); dynamically adaptable compression rates; scalability in both spatial resolution and frame rate; capability to code a subset of the source image at higher quality than surrounding areas; and integrated channel coding techniques for resistance to noise, fading and interference. The design of data encoders and decoders will empasize construction with a small number of common application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to be developed in a later phase. System performance will be demonstrated using non-real-time software simulations. The relationships between image quality, compression level, latency, channel corruption and processor resource requirements will be derived.

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