Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0110
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0330
Amount: $398,913.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-019
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
KITWARE
28 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Hoffman
 Vice President
 (518) 371-3971
 bill.hoffman@kitware.com
Business Contact
 Ken Martin
Title: CFO
Phone: (518) 371-3971
Email: ken.martin@kitware.com
Research Institution
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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