Adaptive Compression of Telemetry Data using Application Specific Dictionaries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7381
Agency Tracking Number: B122-012-0431
Amount: $149,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-012
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
601 Hutton St, Suite 109, Raleigh, NC, -
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Francois Malassenet
 Principal Engineer
 (919) 341-8241
Business Contact
 Gary Edge
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (919) 341-8241
Research Institution
Vadum proposes to create a novel telemetry data compression/decompression system, SCoCD (Sparse Compression on Complete Dictionaries) with very low latency, very high compression rate, and very low distortion. The system will allow lossless compression, and can be tuned for each type of data stream with particular emphasis on imagery. Vadum has demonstrated x59 compression of Aegis test-fire imagery, with a peak SNR of 45 dB, in less than 0.02 seconds computation time with a slow, high-level language implementation. Classical compression techniques achieve low-latency, high-compression rate constraints but fail to achieve low distortion constraint, particularly for imagery. Hardware-accelerated solutions may achieve low latency and low distortion, but lack compression performance when applied to video or images. None of the classic techniques can compress already encrypted data. SCoCD will fill the technology gap by integrating the latest advances of Compressive Sensing and Dictionary Learning.

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