Ikena ISR


Real-time Computer Vision and Video Enhancement

Ikena ISR is a Windows-based software solution that allows organizations to process and enhance video in real time. Many other solutions process video offline, making you wait for the results. Ikena ISR uses our patented high-performance image processing and computer vision algorithms to quickly get you results. It also uses commercial graphics processors (GPUs) so it can operate on any commercial workstation or laptop meeting our system requirements, allowing analysts to get actionable intelligence even where they’re in the field.Request PricingDownload Brochure

Product Features

Video Fidelity Improvement

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.

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 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.

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.

Geospatial Awareness

Ikena ISR’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.

Detection & Tracking

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.

Ikena ISR’s Capabilities

Super Resolution
Patented algorithm combines multiple frames of video to recover details and remove noise.

Recover twice the resolution with our patented kernel regression deinterlacing.

Radial Distortion Correction
Corrects the “fisheye” distortion of wide-angle lenses common on drones and GoPro cameras.

Haze Reduction
Adaptively removes haze from video taken both at long distance or nearby.

Lighting & Contrast
Helps you uncover details hidden in the shadows of your videos.

Stabilizes shaky video from the most extreme cases with multi-frame stabilization.

Use Cases

Pipeline Inspection

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.

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Attack Scenarios

Preparing an attack may take months of preparation. Before and during the attack, a commander needs real-time information of the situation on the ground. The only source of info may be a small drone that supplies quality-challenged video.

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Festival Planning

Event officials were planning for their annual two-day festival drawing around 2,000 people. While the festival had never encountered a serious issue in its 10-year history, the event organizers wanted to be prepared for any contingencies.

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Fighting Forest Fires

Thousands of forest fires are fought each year, requiring thousands of hours of fire-spotting services. Fires move quickly through a region, and the fire-spotting aircraft need to accurately locate the active fire so they can direct the water bombers.

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