Accession Number : ADA632294


Title :   Capabilities Assessment and Employment Recommendations for Full Motion Video Optical Navigation Exploitation (FMV-ONE)


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Coffman, Patrick N


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA632294


Report Date : Jun 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : The Marine Corps has a capability gap in its inability to exploit full motion video in real time. Currently, Marines are unable to rectify, orthorectify, and georectify live video streams, which would allow for real-time geolocation coordinate extraction. MITRE Corporation's Full Motion Video Optical Navigation Exploitation (FMV-ONE) is a platform agnostic software solution capable of processing Motion Imagery Standards Board-compliant video streams. Using structure from motion theory, video is processed through computer vision-informed algorithms, and users are able to generate precision coordinates without the need for Controlled Image Base (CIB) or Digital Point Positioning Database (DPPDB) references. Additional capabilities include a multi-aspect video viewer, reference imagery generation and Cursor on Target export, and live video rewind. After examining the capabilities of FMV-ONE, I believe that the Marine Corps planned implementation within the geospatial intelligence community leaves the true potential of the software untapped. The underlying mathematical engine has capability expansion potential that can provide benefits across the functional areas of the Marine Corps, most importantly, to operations, fires, and aviation support. FMV-ONE's toolsets need to be expanded, and the software needs to be fielded to additional communities beyond the intelligence enterprise.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER VISION , *IMAGE PROCESSING , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , *VIDEO SIGNALS , ALGORITHMS , COORDINATES , GRIDS , MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , MOTION DETECTORS , OPTICAL DETECTION , PATTERN RECOGNITION , POSITION FINDING , RADIO TELEMETRY , REAL TIME , SOFTWARE TOOLS , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION , TARGET DETECTION , THESES , VISUAL SURVEILLANCE


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Intelligence
      Direction Finding
      Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE