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Adaptive Multi-Media Streaming for Android (AMMSTAR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB2-0124
Amount: $98,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB102-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-02-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
166 Boulder Drive, Suite 108, Fitchburg, MA, -
DUNS: 602257672
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Rajini Anachi
 (978) 665-0281
Business Contact
 Rajini Anachi
Title: President
Phone: (978) 665-0281
Research Institution
Use of"Smartphones"and cellular networks is becoming an increasing priority for military applications. By placing the source of information directly with the solider on the ground via a Smartphone, the vision of"every soldier a sensor"becomes attainable. mZeal proposes to facilitate this vision with the Adaptive Multi-Media Streaming for Android (AMMSTAR) system. AMMSTAR will capture photographic and video imagery on an Android Smartphone and transfer it directly to the receiver in real-time in a network adaptive manner. Based on mZeal"s highly successful Bandwidth Mediation System (BMS), AMMSTAR will monitor the cellular or WiFi link over which it is communicating, and dynamically adapt its multi-media output to adjust to the demanding bandwidth constraints posed by tactical network. It will do so by utilizing a variety of bandwidth-conserving adaptations, including frame-rate change, quality variation, gray-scale, video-only and audio-only adaptations. AMMSTAR also provides infrastructure support in the form of the Multi-Media Distribution Server (MMDS). Intended to be placed on a vehicle, the MMDS will have the capability to capture and adaptively relay media from the SmartPhone to the larger network, where it can be viewed in real-time. It will also have the ability to store images and video for later retrieval.

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