Video Compression Using Neural Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$568,434.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18230
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American Research Corp. Of VA
P.0. Box 3406, Radford, VA, 24143
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr. R. Richard Avent, Iii
(703) 731-0655
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The U.S. Navy has identified a need for development of an innovative data compression technique to facilitate distribution of video and animated environmental products over low bandwidth communication channels. To address this need, American Research Corporation of Virginia (ARCOVA) proposes the development of an intelligent data compression interface for transmission of video imagery, graphics and multi-dimensional array fields to environmental computer systems at shore sites and ships. The program technical objectives include identification of environmental database specifications, selection of an optimal neural network paradigm, training and testing of the neural network paradigm selected, and design of a user interface. Successful completion of these objectives will result in an automated data reduction system capable of achieving maximal compression with minimal loss. The significance of this effort is the innovative use of neural networks for compression and distribution of video and animated data for use on newly developed environmental computer equipment and systems. Since neural networks have been shown to be faster and more accurate than traditional data compression techniques in similar applications, ARCOVA will demonstrate a proof-of-concept system for video image compression that is superior to current methods.

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