Scalable Real-Time Video Compression for Data Link Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$736,313.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
26512
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aware, Inc.
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Karl B. Jagler
(617) 577-1700
Business Contact:
() -
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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