Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter (EMMIT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,834.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9124Q-09-P-0227
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-165-0542
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-165
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
081475873
Principal Investigator:
Steve Wasson
Principal Investigator
(505) 767-1262
wasson@aptec.com
Business Contact:
Cathy McGinnis
Contracts Manager
(505) 767-1214
mcginnis@aptec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Applied Technology Associates proposes to develop an Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter (EMMIT) based on the latest FPGA platform technology to capture, compress, and transmit multi-resolution, multi-bit-depth, and multi-rate motion imagery in a rugged, low size, weight, and power (SWaP) form factor. The EMMIT will possess the following key features: • Support of camera interfaces such as CameraLink and Gigabit Ethernet with the ability to add future interfaces with minimal physical changes. • Innovative FPGA-based implementation of high performance video compression standards such as H.264 and JPEG-2000 to reduce transmission bandwidth. • Video transmission over high-speed Gigabit Ethernet. • Accurate frame time-stamping aided by an absolute time reference provided by GPS. • Total latency from capture to transmission of less than 100 milli-seconds. • Compliance with Motion Imagery Standards Profile. • The ability to remotely reconfigure the camera and FPGA to accommodate changing mission requirements. The FPGA platform is the best technology for this application due to the high performance it can achieve with parallel signal processing hardware and its ability to reconfigure and adapt to future technology and evolving application requirements. EMMIT will be an innovative technology solution in applications that require the remote capture of motion imagery.

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