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Standards and Applications in Defense Video

Standards and Applications in Defense Video

August 12, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

Standards and Applications in Defense Video

August 12, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

In the area of defense communications, regardless of whether the requirements can be labeled under SIGINT or GEOINT, the increased use of compressed video in the process of intelligence transmission and dissemination either within the battlespace or relaying back to central command has precipitated an equivalent increase in standards. Devices used to capture, process (compress) and transmit video signals need to address three main standards areas: Imagery Data, Physical/Environmental and Security and these are principally present to address requirements for compatibility, functionality, interoperability, quality, reliability and safety. The Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) specifies imaging standards in the military domain. The MISB definition of a motion imagery system is any system that provides the functionality of collecting, encoding, processing, controlling, exploiting, viewing and/or storing motion imagery. The specific standard to be discussed in this is High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC - adopted as the H.265 standard), which is a major step forward in video compression technology offering both bandwidth savings and quality improvements over the pre-existing H.264/AVC-based MISB standard. For the purposes of this we will be considering signals from EO/IR sources predominantly employed in tactical military ISR and/or Situational Awareness applications.

Mr. Kevin Mitchell has spent over 21 years in Federal Service with 10 years on Active Duty in the United States Air Force and 11 years as an Army Civil Servant. Mr. Mitchell spent most of his time in Federal Service working in the communications and Information Technology field. While on Active Duty Mr. Mitchell was assigned to multiple Combat Communication Squadrons responsible for the rapid deployments of communications equipment to include radio, satellite, and local area networking. Mr. Mitchell additionally spent 3 years assigned to the National Security Agency as a system and network administrator. As an Army Civil Servant Mr. Mitchell spent the 11 years working at the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) J6 Development Division. Mr. Mitchell oversaw many development projects that lead to the fielding of multiple Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions with a focus on streaming video, organic cellular networks, line of sight radio networks and satellite networks. Mr. Mitchell also specialized in the development of multiple software applications that provided a fused visualization of the battlespace to commanders at various echelons. Upon leaving Federal service Mr. Mitchell spent 3 years with Viasat specializing in satellite communications, ISR video infrastructure and Link-16 secure communications. Currently, Mr. Mitchell works with VITEC as a Senior Systems Engineer.

Mr. Kevin Mitchell

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