Wide Area Video Motion Blur Elimination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0139
Agency Tracking Number: 08ST1-0147
Amount: $749,869.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: ST081-007
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite # 290, Reston, VA, -
DUNS: 038732173
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Jacob
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 654-9300
Business Contact
 James Jacob
Title: VP, New Technology
Phone: (703) 654-9314
Email: pbrewer@objectvideo.com
Research Institution
 Darrell Armstrong
 Box 1929
164 Angell Street
Providence, RI, 02912-
 (401) 863-1430
 Nonprofit college or university
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase-II project will design, develop and integrate an effective and efficient motion blur elimination algorithm to Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance - Imaging System (ARGUS-IS) system by optimizing and implementing the algorithm proposed during the Phase-I investigation to FPGA. In addition, an image enhancement toolkit for ground station video enhancement will be developed. High performance parallel architectures will be investigated and designed to enable real-time operation of such a toolkit. The key innovations in the proposed effort are: 1) a novel efficient algorithm for non-Linear Shift-Invariant (LSI) motion blur elimination, and 2) an efficient and optimized FPGA implementation of the deblurring module for ARGUS-IS system. The Phase-II effort will build on the achievements of the Phase-I investigation in further refining and optimizing the proposed blur elimination algorithm with regard to both quality and computational complexity. In particular, emphasis will be on a real-time FPGA implementation of the algorithm to meet the system and integration requirements of the ARGUS-IS system. The Phase-II effort will include: development of the enabling algorithms, FPGA implementation, support for system integration, demonstration of the proof of concept, computational complexity analysis and quantitative evaluation of the proposed technologies.

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