Real-time Overlay of Map Features onto a Video Feed

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-10-P-0150
Agency Tracking Number: F093-206-2029
Amount: $99,716.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF093-206
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Defense Technologies, Inc.
Two Urban Centre, 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 490, Tampa, FL, 33609
Duns: 129788092
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Judy
 Chief Engineer
 (813) 286-7606
Business Contact
 Deanna Gregory
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (301) 737-8893
Research Institution
Current technologies are based upon specific equipment configurations and limits near real-time situational awareness. The ability to take a real-time UAV video feed and correlate the Meta data with map data does not currently exist in UAV Ground Control Stations (GCS). However, this capability would considerably increase the operators’ situational awareness as well as intelligence analysis capabilities. The ideal approach is to use open architecture software engineering independent of existing hardware. This approach allows the Air Force to solve this challenge through software and allow the ability to pull or push data from existing hardware independent of platform or hardware configuration. This then gives the Air Force a “services” based solution that allows the system more modularity in collection methods and the assets used to collect the data. DTI will leverage our extensive experience in open architecture, control stations and sensors to provide a variety of possible solutions. A variety of missions, or threats, require a common architecture with multiple solutions that can be implemented by applying open architectures and standards. DTI is writing this proposal in a format that will allow the Air Force to select single or multiple solutions. DTI has working relationships with all companies listed herein and can aggressively begin implementing the proposed solutions. BENEFIT: DTI will bring together Open Architecture Software Design, human factors expertise, sensor data processing, data fusion and network engineering that would provide an ideal solution for enhancing video overlays. DTI’s Open Unmanned Mission Interface (OpenUMI) software provides an advanced interoperability on a common operator interface independent of operating systems using the latest STANAG 4586 and JAUS V3.3 standards. OpenUMI also provides cross platform support and is tested in the Windows and Linux environments. This allows the software to run on a variety of hardware and is compatible with fielded software such as Falcon View. OpenUMI is built on the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Unmanned Systems Research and Development Laboratory (USRDL) MURC open source project and contains customer specific configuration files and installers. The Government has unlimited rights of OpenUMI usage.

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