OBSERVE: Onboard Sensor Exploitation using Apps in a Remote Vehicle Environment

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

THE Design Knowledge CO.
3100 Presidential Dr Array
Fairborn, OH 45324
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT:The Design Knowledge Companys (TDKC's) OnBoard Sensor Exploitation using Apps in a Remote Vehicle Environment (OBSERVE) SBIR project combines our expertise in software development, distributed systems, sensors, and image processing algorithms on UAV platforms. ?The creation of an app enabled cloud-computing exploitation system introduces a number of challenges that must be addressed. In particular this topic requires that we address problems in the categories of 1) real-time operation, 2) scalability, 3) platform integration, 4) intra-app communication, 5) sensor exploitation and 6) data prioritization. TDKCs software development experience includes 1) our cloud computing technology which provides the ability easily leverage a distributed set of compute nodes for the purpose of image data processing; and 2)our real-time imaging technology that operates on all types of geo-referenced data, including intelligence imagery from full motion video (FMV) and wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems.BENEFIT:OBSERVE provides a technology that could allow for rapidly composed systems tuned to a specific distributed computing environment. The resulting system supports the addition of sensors and the scaling of the compute platform. This has numerous government, military, and intelligence community customers including SNCs Gorgon Stare and any other sensor platform on which the ability to gather data is greater than the ability to transmit it and real-time fluctuations in processing performance are expected. TDKCs Commercialization Achievement Index (CAI) is currently 95% indicating our success transitioning SBIR technology.