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Current version: 3.4
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Forestry Service fights thousands of forest fires each year and contracts out tens of thousands of hours of fire-spotting services and aerial water bombers. The challenge in fighting a forest fire is that...
The U.S. Forestry Service fights thousands of forest fires each year and contracts out tens of thousands of hours of fire-spotting services and aerial water bombers. The challenge in fighting a forest fire is that the fire is moving quickly through a region, and the fire-spotting aircraft need to accurately locate the active fire so they can direct the water bombers to the correct location.
Spotter aircraft fly over the fire, amidst water bombers, using infrared cameras to detect where the active fire is, and then point the water bombers to that location. The problem: even the best cameras have an error range of as much as 500 meters, which is not accurate enough to pinpoint water drops accurately. Water bombers can take an hour or more to reload and return, while the fire continues to spread. Thousands of dollars can be spent on wasted water drops, and millions of dollars in damage can occur unnecessarily.
MotionDSP’s Ikena ISR is used to mosaic the video from the spotter aircraft in real-time, and to immediately plot the mosaic onto accurate maps, allowing the “heat” sensed by the infrared camera to be accurately pinpointed on the map. Then, the water bombers can be given an accurate geo-location they can plot into their GPS and drop in the correct.
With Ikena ISR, water can be dropped more precisely on critical areas. The increased accuracy not only saves an enormous amount of money and prevents damage, but it also makes the pilots safer, as it allows them to clear the area quickly after creating their video, and stay clear of the water bombers.
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 millisecond, and outputs it to your monitor, or encodes it as a new “fixed” video stream. This is how MotionDSP defines real-time. Competitors might offer comparable features, but their products can only process video “off-line,” where the user waits for the result. Other competitors offer “real-time” products, but their image processing algorithms are rudimentary, and lack the quality of MotionDSP’s algorithms.
Ikena ISR is unique for three reasons: the quality and depth of its image processing algorithms, its speed (real-time), and its use of commercial Graphics Processors (GPUs) from AMD and NVIDIA, which allow Ikena ISR to operate on any commercial PC that meets our hardware requirements.
Detecting motion from a fixed camera (like a mounted surveillance camera) is relatively easy, but detecting motion from a camera that itself is moving is much harder. Ikena ISR’s change detection algorithm can detect moving objects on the ground, from a moving aerial platform, which excellent rejection of false-positives.
Similar to our mosaicing algorithm, it uses Ikena's accurate motion estimation algorithm to model the three-dimensional scene in front of the camera, and then detect and track all the moving objects in the scene. Users can select the level of sensitivity and the granularity of tracking.
Ikena ISR can easily integrate into any Full Motion Video system that support MISB-standards IP video. Ikena ISR takes an IP video stream, processes it (real-time enhancement, mosaicing, analytics, or all three at once), and then re-encodes the “fixed” video and sends it out as a new IP video stream. Ikena ISR has been integrated with Jagwire, MAAS, VIDEX, and UVDS.. In recent demonstrations, Ikena ISR has been integrated in less than an hour.
Video shake is hard to fix. Video from vehicle-mounted or hand- held cameras has a high level of irregular movement from frame to frame.
What makes Ikena different?
Competitive stabilization algorithms use rudimentary techniques to normalize the displacement between frames, using information from only a few frames of video, and relying on simplified motion models (such as translation).
Ikena’s stabilization algorithms leverage MotionDSP’s accurate multi-frame motion estimation (that is required for our super-resolution reconstruction). Because of the accuracy and robustness of our motion fileds, Ikena uses a buffer of 31 video frames (51 in Ikena ISR) to vastly reduce shake and produce the best stabilization correcton.