Wide Area Video Image Storage Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0233
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0330
Amount: $1,488,500.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-019
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
28 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amitha Perera
 Research and Development
 (518) 371-3971
Business Contact
 Yvette Fitzgerald
Title: Contracts Specialist
Phone: (518) 371-3971
Email: y.fitzgerald@kitware.com
Research Institution
Very large aerial video collectors (VLAVCs) are of increasing interest, including such systems as Constant Hawk, Sonoma, Angel Fire and the planned ARGUS video sensor. These systems show significant potential in their ability to provide surveillance capabilities; however, the amount of data they generate is daunting, and image compression is required to store and transmit the data. In our Phase I effort, we showed that video compression can significantly outperform single image compression. In the Phase II effort, we propose to investigate video compression algorithms that can be implemented on the ARGUS-IS platform. These algorithms will be used to compress the data both for on-board storage and for the real-time downlink.

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