MotionDSP Has Been Awarded Its Third DoD Rapid Innovation Fund Contract

MotionDSP Inc., a leader in advanced image processing software for Full Motion Video (FMV) and Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI), is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded its third Department of Defense (DoD) Rapid Innovation Fund contract, entitled "Improved A2AD Video Quality for AF-DCGS."

Burlingame, CA November 05, 2013


The DoD's Rapid Innovation Fund "provides a collaborative vehicle for small businesses to provide the department with innovative technologies that can be rapidly inserted into acquisition programs that meet specific defense needs. RIF is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD R&E) and Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)."

MotionDSP's innovative "Ikena® ISR" software provides real-time video fidelity improvement and video analytics to FMV and WAMI analysts. ISR platforms, both manned and un-manned, face new challenges in A2AD environments. Greater stand-off distances increase atmospheric and environmental distortions and reduce sensor fidelity, increasing sensor operator workloads and the Data to Decisions (D2) timeline. Ikena ISR is specifically designed to address these challenges, mitigating these problems in real-time, and adding capabilities like Visual Moving Target Indicator (VMTI). Ikena ISR is a commercial software product running on the Microsoft Windows OS, and integrates with FMV systems using industry-standard MISB video protocols and commercial APIs.

"The Rapid Innovation Fund is a unique catalyst to bring small business innovation into DoD systems, and we are honored to have been selected," explains MotionDSP CEO, Dr. Sean Varah. "These RIF contracts facilitate the integration of our technology with DoD systems, allowing us to rapidly deliver new capabilities to FMV and WAMI analysts, who are inundated with video to analyze. We are focused on improving their efficiency by improving visual fidelity and automating burdensome tasks with computer vision algorithms, allowing them to focus on exploitation."

MotionDSP's contract was awarded on September 25, 2013.

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