Network-centric Inter-channel Fusion for Multi-media Surveillance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCH060139
Agency Tracking Number: 611108
Amount: $99,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2545 W. 237th Street, Suite K, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barry Ambrose
 Group Leader
 (310) 530-1416
 bambrose@broadatacom.com
Business Contact
 Cristina Spence
Title: Director of Business Administration
Phone: (310) 530-1416
Email: cspence@broadatacom.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking innovative highly-scalable information processing technologies to manage multimedia surveillance information networks. To address this need, Broadata Communications Inc. (BCI) proposes a highly innovative Network-centric Inter-channel Fusion (NIF) system solution. The NIF system is leveraged on a unique network-centric signal processing technique to automate inter-channel multimedia data compression and fusion, while these multimedia data are transmitting through a network. In other words, the NIF system is a network grid that consists of network nodes processing data collectively and on-the-fly. The NIF can automate sensor data processing, while significantly reducing required resources (bandwidth, storage, processing power, latency, etc.). In addition to the Homeland Security¿s surveillance information network management applications, the increased efficiency and simplicity of automated sensor data processing provided by NIF can have other security and monitoring applications, including: battlespace situation and threat assessment, terrorist video surveillance, perimeter defense, and equipment maintenance.

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