Description of the
The project is divided into 2 tracks, a Broadcast and a Security
& Surveillance Track. Although targeting different application
domains, both tracks are based on the same 6 technology domains.
These tracks have many requirements in common and the underlying
technologies are very similar. The following work will be carried
out in these technology domains:
- Silicon Development: a total of three (3)
different CMOS sensor prototypes and H.265 silicon will be
- Advance Video Compression: An H265 IP will be
- Network Virtualization: Protocols will be
developed to guarantee Quality of Service for video over IP in time
- Design Methodology: Methodology will be
developed, and a feasibility analysis will be carried out for a
OpenCL based design flow for FPGAs.
- Network Synchronization: synchronization
mechanisms will be defined and implemented to synchronize several
remote studios over the public Internet.
- Heterogeneous Computing: architectures
consisting of FPGAs, CPUs, and GPUs will be explored.
For each technology domain the partners will optimize the
synergy between the two tracks.
Expected results and demonstrators.
The most important technological breakthroughs that BASTION will
- Virtual Network technology to provide Quality of Service for
video streams over Ethernet network.
- CMOS imaging sensors with High Dynamic Range, ultra low noise
and combining visible UV and near infra red light. Ultra low
latency H.265 video codec.
- Unified design methodology for hardware and software
Next to the three different CMOS image sensors and H265
compression silicon, the project will validate all the results with
incremental demonstrators for both Broadcast and Security &
Surveillance. The project will conclude by showing 2
- One Broadcast demonstrator consisting of several studios
connected through the public Internet, containing Ultra High
Definition cameras, low-latency high-quality H265 video
compression, and layers to manage the network and to do accurate
time synchronization according to the Broadcast requirements.
- One Surveillance and Security demonstrator consisting of
High Dynamic Range sensors in visible, near Infra Red and UV
wavelengths, at least quad HD cameras, compressed video over IP
transport, and Quality of Service protocols for video over
If technically feasible, a joint demonstrator will be shown,
combining the BASTION results in both the Broadcast and the
Surveillance and Security tracks.