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Industries

Industries We Work With

Agriculture & Forestry

Agriculture and forestry organizations use Ikena ISR for geospatial analysis of video from aircraft — either manned survey aircraft, or drones. Many times, legacy aerial systems or inexpensive drones lack the geospatial accuracy to pinpoint, for example, the location of a fire, or to measure the extent of flooding. Ikena ISR provides simple tools to turn aerial video into accurate geospatial information.

Commercial Security

Commercial security companies use Ikena Forensic, Ikena Spotlight and Ikena Measure to extract still images and enhanced video sequences from surveillance video to provide evidence for law enforcement to apprehend criminals or prove (or disprove) liability. MotionDSP’s customers include major retailers and gaming and leisure companies.

Defense & Intelligence

Defense and intelligence organizations use both Ikena Forensic and Ikena ISR. Ikena ISR is used to extract actionable intelligence from Full Motion Video (FMV) in real time for situational awareness, positive identification and pattern of life. Our customers particularly value the ability to improve the fidelity of existing ISR sensors, and to expedite the work of their analysts through Ikena ISR’s automated detection and tracking.

Ikena Forensic is used to extract information from recorded video such as enhanced images of individuals, vehicles, and other features from open source videos, security cameras, and hand-held cameras.

Energy

EVCam, a MotionDSP customer, provides well analysis services to companies including the oil and gas industries. If one of their customers has a crew of 50 men drilling in a shale field and they start losing pressure on their fracking fluid, they have to halt drilling until they know why. EvCam is called in to put a camera down wells over a mile long to film the side of the well bore and locate the issue.

Due to the extreme conditions sometimes found inside the wells, the cable that is engineered to withstand high temperatures and pressure can only support low-bandwidth video signals which is sometimes insufficient to create clear images. When you add in the environmental conditions of a well – shadows, cloudy fluid in the pipe, water, steam, gas – creating a clear picture to diagnosis the issue becomes a problem. Without certainty about the exact location and cause of the problem, the crew stands idle and the project falls behind schedule. If they guess wrong about the location of the fault, even by a foot, it could take a half a day just to take the drill out and re-start the repairs. Inaccuracies could set the project back by days.

Ikena ISR enhances the video in real-time, showing details in shadows, mitigating the effects of steam or gas, and allowing the overseer of the operation to see details they couldn’t see before, like cracks, fissures, and other defects in the well. The team can then locate the area where they are losing pressure, document it visually and determine the cause.

The fault can be pinpointed and fixed faster, the crew can get back to work faster and the project is delayed minimally, saving time and money.

Ikena Forensic is used to extract information from recorded video such as enhanced images of individuals, vehicles, and other features from open source videos, security cameras, and hand-held cameras.

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies use Ikena Forensic, Ikena Spotlight, and Ikena Measure to extract details and facts from video evidence collected as part of criminal investigations, to identify suspects, expose facts, and produce forensically valid still images and video sequences to be used in court. Analysts can quickly and easily clarify important details like faces and the make/model of cars to make the facts clear to even non-expert decision makers like juries.

Research & Academic Labs

Research companies and academic labs use both Ikena Forensic and Ikena ISR. Ikena Forensic is used to process and enhance video data, for example, increasing the fidelity of camera footage for test analysis, or to increase fidelity to enable other algorithms to perform better, such as facial recognition or other video analysis algorithms.

Ikena ISR is used in test environments that require real-time processing of live video feeds.

Test & Measurement

Test and measurement companies use Ikena Forensic, Ikena Measure and Ikena ISR for test and accident analysis, increasing fidelity, extracting data (movement detection/tracking), and producing geospatial data (such as geo-referenced mosaics) from video. For example, the core algorithms behind Ikena ISR’s super-resolution algorithm were used to enhance video evidence from the Challenger disaster.

Transportation

Transportation companies use Ikena Forensic, Ikena Spotlight, and Ikena Measure for security purposes, such as identifying individuals of interest or suspects in criminal investigations, and extracting data for accident analysis and risk assessment.