Standard Image Compression for Data Link Transmission

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,881.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-01-M-1918
Award Id:
52484
Agency Tracking Number:
011SN-1305
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4909 Nautilus Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147280127
Principal Investigator:
Richard Carande
VP Engineering
(303) 444-0094
carande@vexcel.com
Business Contact:
Richard Carande
VP Engineering
(303) 444-0094
carande@vexcel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Vexcel Corporation proposes to develop a general-purpose compression algorithm for use with complex SAR data. This algorithm will be general in nature and will not be tuned for any particular end-user application. Compressed data will retain theappropriate information required to perform coherent processing, ATD/R, ACD as well as other exploitation techniques including MASINT techniques. The algorithm will also be able to effectively compress data that is multi-channel. The compressionalgorithm is data dependent, and is expected to produce compression gains between 2 and 10. Vexcel proposes to perform limited demonstrations that may include independent quantitative exploitation evaluations.Compression of SAR data will allow morecoverage and/or resolution to be obtained using existing radar technology, with no sacrifice in performance. This applies to civilian, commercial and DoD applications. Potentially, a general purpose compression scheme such as this may be useful over abroad range of future SAR system.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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