PAVO: Petascale Storage for High Resolution Wide Area Video

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0093
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0336
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-019
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
555 Bryant Street, #578, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
DUNS: 141943030
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Sabin
 Project Manager
 (937) 433-2886
 gsabin@rnet-tech.com
Business Contact
 V. Nagarajan
Title: COO
Phone: (937) 433-2886
Email: vnagarajan@rnet-tech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Gigapixel cameras can generate petabits of data every hour, requiring vast bandwidth and storage in order to store the entire video sequence for offline forensic analysis. Realtime compression techniques will be developed to greatly reduce the storage requirements. Key requirements of the compression algorithm are computational power, such that the system is power and space efficient, high compression ratios and minimal artifacts. The compression algorithm will operate in a data parallel manner, allowing for very good scalability. RAID partitions will be used inorder to create large storage volumes, and to allow a configurable level of data reliability. Embedded processing elements (e.g., FPGA, FPOAs, GPUs) will be used to implement the compression algorithm in a cost and power efficient system.

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