Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,958.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0110
Award Id:
81279
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0330
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
28 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William Hoffman
Vice President
(518) 371-3971
bill.hoffman@kitware.com
Business Contact:
Ken Martin
CFO
(518) 371-3971
ken.martin@kitware.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Very large aerial video collectors (VLAVCs) are of increasing interest, such as Constant Hawk, Sonoma, Angel Fire and the planned ARGUS video sensor. These sensors can generate tremendous amounts of data. This proposal addresses the issue of how to efficiently compress video streams from such sensors. The proposed approach is to represent the area under surveillance as a virtual world by automatically constructing 3D surface geometry, where VLAVC frame images are used to texture the surface. Vehicles and dismounts will be automatically tracked and placed in the virtual world creating a very low bandwidth portrayal of the video stream. The compression rates from this approach could reach 10,000:1, allowing for an increased ability to store and disseminate the data from these sensors.

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