Streaming Multimedia for the Warfighter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH01-02-C-R193
Agency Tracking Number: 99SB1-0357
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Diamondback Vision, Inc.
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA, 20191
DUNS: 038732173
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Burns
 Vice President
 (703) 654-9313
 tburns@objectvideo.com
Business Contact
 Cyndi Douglass
Title: CEO
Phone: (703) 654-6316
Email: cconti@objectvideo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Military command posts of the future are increasingly likely to be located in or near densely populated urban environments. Due to occluding building and trees, these environments make it impossible for a single sensor to monitor potentially threateningevents over an extended period of time. Therefore, the command post must deploy and efficiently monitor a large number of video cameras in order to achieve complete perimeter coverage. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of integrating multiple videosteams originating from many disparate sources. Phase II will continue the development of a multi-camera surveillance system that automatically monitors a large number of networked video cameras to detect operationally significant events in a clutteredurban landscape. Specifically, this system will allow the operator to construct and specify events of interest using an intuitive event specification language, automatically monitor these events to reduce operator overload and error, and alert operatorsin real-time when pre-defined events of interest occur. Improvements over state-of-the art will be measured in terms of significant event detection, false alarm mitigation, track length and continuity, system scalability, and the efficiency with a mobileoperator can remotely monitor a large number of concurrent video feeds."

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