A RECONFIGURABLE REAL-TIME VIDEO CODEC

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12048
Agency Tracking Number:
12048
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
744 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul Farrelle
Research Engineer
(916) 756-4429
Business Contact:
JAMES S. TYLER
PRESIDENT
(415) 852-9931
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
FUTURE NASA MISSIONS WILL BE SEVERELY LIMITED WITHOUT SUITABLE DATA-COMPRESSION ALGORITHMS TO ALLOW USE OF HIGH- RESOLUTION AND HIGH-FRAME-RATE SENSORS. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A HYBRID SIMULATION SUBSYSTEM SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR RESEARCH IN IMAGE-DATA COMPRESSION. THE SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN MULTIPLE DSP CHIPS AND CUSTOM HARDWARE MODULES INTERCONNECTED TO PROVIDE COMPRESSION AT (NEAR) REAL-TIME, VIDEO PROCESSING RATES. THE SUBSYSTEM WILL PLUG INTO AN INEXPENSIVE WORKSTATION AND PROVIDE AN IMAGE-COMPRESSION STATION THAT CAN BE READILY PROGRAMMED TO INVESTIGATE DIFFERENT COMPRESSION ALGORITHMS. THIS WILL PROVIDE THE RAW COMPUTING POWER NEEDED TO ALLOW TRULY INTERACTIVE SUBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION OF COMPRESSION PARAMETERS. A FLEXIBLE, NEAR-REAL-TIME-IMAGE-DATA COMPRESSION BOARD FOR AVAILABLE WORKSTATIONS WOULD BE A LOW-COST APPROACH FOR RESEARCH IN IMAGE-DATA COMPRESSION.

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