- 4K Aloft: Jeff Weekley, NPS
In cooperation with the Naval Research Lab's Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1) and CineGrid, the Naval Postgraduate School demonstrated the use of the world's only production live-streaming 4K video camera system (Full Motion Video at 3840X2160, 60 frames per second) from the USN Airship MZ-3A during the week of 22- 29 August 2011. The experiment took place near the Naval Air Station Pax River and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Four use cases were examined: coastal observation around the Chesapeake Bay area, detection of submersibles and semi-submersibles in a riverine environment, remote observation of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, and over flight of the Annapolis, MD and Danville, VA metropolitan areas. The airship was also tasked with assessing damage in Southern Maryland after Hurricane Irene. The imagery from the Airship was compressed using the JPEG2000 standard and has been transmitted over the CENIC Network from the Naval Postgraduate School to other facilities around the world, including UCSD's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Cinemateca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tokyo laboratories of NTT Advanced Technologies Group, CineGrid@Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) 2011, and CineGrid Amsterdam.