Measure and Alert on Data Omitted by Compression (MADOC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$95,335.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-11-C-S205
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-039-0443
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-039
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141, Omaha, NE, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator:
Amber Fischer
Scientist
(808) 748-1825
Amber.Fischer@21csi.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Aldridge
Sr. VP, Res&Dev
(402) 505-7887
stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Critical information can be lost when lossy compression techniques are used in bandwidth limited environments, such as from unmanned systems. More serious, this lost information is unknown to the analyst, which can lead to incorrect analysis and potentially fatal conclusions. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated proposes to research and develop a technology that will alert data analysts, in real-time, when information in compressed video has information omitted. This technology, MADOC (Measure and Alert on Data Omitted by Compression), would allow the user to view, in near real-time, the information apparently lost during transmission, but available from raw data. The MADOC concept combines a solid understanding of the relationship between the loss of information in compressed imagery and the compression algorithm, an innovative mechanism for objectively alerting the analyst on the current information lost due to compression, and an intelligent user interface that will someday provide an intuitive method for the analyst to request and keep an accurate view in a sub-region or on an object of interest. Our extensive expertise and experience in video analysis, combined with our perfect SBIR commercialization rating, makes 21CSI the company most likely to get this crucial capability into the hands of the warfighter.

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