Ikena ISR
At MotionDSP, “real-time” means “right this second”, not “soon”. Many other solutions only process video “off-line,” with a waiting time for the results. Ikena ISR uses our patented high-performance image processing and computer vision algorithms to get you blink-of-an-eye-fast results. So, you’ll gain immediate knowledge of what’s happening right now. 
 
Ikena ISR’s video fidelity improvement capabilities can address anything standing between you and a clear picture: atmospheric haze, long stand-off distances, compression artifacts or platform shake are all corrected simultaneously, reconstructing the actual detail from the video in real time.
 
Ikena ISR’s advanced geomosaicking capability, paired with the MatchPoint tool, can create accurate, geo-referenced basemaps from full motion video, enabling users to pinpoint an object’s whereabouts.
 
Because Ikena ISR uses commercial graphics processors (GPUs), it can operate on any commercial workstation or laptop meeting MotionDSP’s hardware requirements; so analysts can get actionable intelligence even where they’re in the field. 
 
Discover the critical difference MotionDSP makes in helping you turn questions into answers, fast. 
Oil & gas story
The Background:
Inspecting and identifying damage in underwater pipes is time-consuming, and expensive. Pipeline services companies, hired by oil companies, deploy underwater cameras to scan miles of underwater pipe looking for...
Underwater pipe inspection

The Background:


Inspecting and identifying damage in underwater pipes is time-consuming, and expensive. Pipeline services companies, hired by oil companies, deploy underwater cameras to scan miles of underwater pipe looking for damage. The company doing the inspection needs to detail the damage and its precise location so that they can direct emergency repair teams to the right location. The telemetry data from the underwater cameras is not designed for pinpoint accuracy, and location information can be off by as much as several meters. This can translate to significantly more search time for the repair teams. Accuracy can be greatly improved by relating the location of the damage to the location of the nearest joint or fitting on the pipe, but the cameras pass so close to the pipe that they don’t capture a wide enough field of view to provide those visual reference points.

MotionDSP’s role:

Solution: Ikena ISR creates a seamless “mosaic” image where every frame of video is stitched with the previous frames to create an image of the entire pipe, such as the one you see here. With this image product, precise measurements can be derived from the position of the damaged area relative to the nearest joints and fittings.

The result:

A far more accurate and clear image of the damage is created and its location is pinpointed to within inches. The emergency repair teams can then be sent to a precise location, and the repairs can be completed more quickly, saving time and thousands of dollars.

A Worry-Free Festival
The Background:
Event officials were planning for a their annual two-day festival drawing on average 2,000 people – adults and children. While the festival had never had a serious issue in its 10-year history, the event...
Helping festival organizers keep careful watch on festival grounds

The Background:


Event officials were planning for a their annual two-day festival drawing on average 2,000 people – adults and children. While the festival had never had a serious issue in its 10-year history, the event organizers wanted to be prepared for any contingency.

 
MotionDSP’s role

The event organizers used Ikena ISR to give them a clear picture of the festival grounds so that they could determine the optimal positioning of their security crew and form an efficient evacuation plan. Ikena ISR enabled them to mosaic the multiple images from their overhead cameras into a full picture of the festival grounds so that the event officials could monitor activity across the entire festival in real time.
 

The Result:

Festival officials were able to identify at all times the chokepoints, areas of congestion, and best routes of egress to ensure the success of the festival and the safety of all those involved.

Spotting an armed enemy, saving lives
The Background:This following describes an experiment done in collaboration with the US Air Force to test an operational scenario.Preparing an attack may take months of preparation. Before and during the attack, the commander...
Attack Scenario

The Background:
This following describes an experiment done in collaboration with the US Air Force to test an operational scenario.
Preparing an attack may take months of preparation. Before and during the attack, the commander needs real-time information on the situation on the ground. The only source of information may be a small drone that supplies quality-challenged video -- in this case, overexposed, interlaced shaky video. In this example, two men are clearly visible on deck, but are the blurry dark shapes people or objects? Missing an armed person could be a life/death mistake.
 
MotionDSP’s role:
Ikena ISR’s proprietary algorithms correct the live video in real-time, stabilizing, reducing overexposure, and eliminating interlacing artifacts to reveal that there is indeed a third person on the deck.
 
The Result:
The commander is able to launch a successful raid with all threats correctly identified.

Features

Full Motion Video (FMV) suffers from a variety of challenges. Video taken from large stand-off distances is subject to atmospheric effects and low resolution. Video from small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) such as drones can be subject to high frequency jitter; and low bitrate communications can create noise and compression artifacts.

Holistic Video Fidelity Improvement
Improving the quality of FMV requires a suite of sophisticated algorithms to address each challenge. Ikena ISR's suite of real-time image processing algorithms address all these issues at once, and in real-time. MotionDSP's massively multi-frame stabilization algorithm corrects the high frequency jitter; adaptive contrast lets you see into the shadows; and super-resolution re-constructs the signal removing noise and compression artifacts.
 
Real “Real Time”
To know "what is happening, right now," these capabilities need to operate on live feeds, not on recorded data, after the fact. This is where MotionDSP differs from other options. Ikena ISR accepts a live 30-frame-per-second video feed (SD or HD), whether analog, digital, or IP, processes it in less than 300 milliseconds, and displays it to the analyst's screen. And this can all happen on an off-the-shelf laptop running Windows.
 
Features
With Ikena ISR, you can know not only what’s happening in your video, but also exactly where. MotionDSP’s advanced geospatial awareness tools interpolate the metadata to extract pixel coordinates that are as precise as your metadata, so you can pinpoint the whereabouts of any object in your video with the highest possible precision.
 
Ikena ISR’s MatchPoint tool can correct for inaccurate metadata and can even georeference video with no locational information. Our georeferencing software replaces existing or non-existent metadata by aligning features within video frames to existing basemap imagery. After georeferencing with MatchPoint, Ikena ISR can extract highly accurate geospatial coordinates and produce up-to-date, accurate geospatial products such as new basemap mosaics from real-time FMV.
 
Ikena ISR can also help you correlate multiple sources of intelligence in real time. Our Video Exploitation and Geospatial Analysis Suite (VEGAS) can take imported KML or KMZ files and display them on the globe alongside your video frames, so you can see the whole picture in real time.
 
Features

Detecting motion from a moving camera can be challenging. Ikena ISR’s change detection and motion estimation algorithms can accurately detect moving objects in a video while correcting for camera movement.

Users can also adjust detection sensitivity to filter for both size and speed of objects.  All of this allows objects to be detected and tracked accurately even from sources like moving aerial platforms or drones. 

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