2d3 Sensing has secured a contract extension from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to continue development of a technology that will improve the efficiency of streaming data intelligence management.
Under the initial phase contract, signed with the MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE), 2d3 Sensing, a subsidiary of OMG, co-developed a streaming data intelligence library standard.
Completed during 2013, this included a proof-of-concept (PoC) project, which also covered the development of a prototype that could handle both motion imagery and ground moving target indicator (GMTI) data in an efficient and coherent manner.
During a demonstration, the prototype proved to be more efficient when compared with a conventional intelligence library, and enabled a military analyst to complete three tasks in less than five minutes, compared with one task that would normally take more than two hours.
In addition, the analyst only required 2MB of data to be transferred, rather 6.6GB, which is needed with a traditional intelligence library.
OMG chief executive Nick Bolton said the development highlights the strength of the company’s working relationship with the Dstl.
"It’s gratifying that our work continues to be recognised within the UK defence industry and we look forward to driving forward this important initiative," Bolton said.
As part of the second phase, 2d3 Sensing will collaborate with Dstl CDE to further develop the streaming data intelligence library concept, mature the technology and formally prototype the capability.
This phase is scheduled to run until September 2015.