Chaoticom gets NHIRC funding

The University of New Hampshire’s first spin-out company has received a $50,000 grant from the New Hampshire Industrial Research Center to develop the next generation of video compression technology.

Chaoticom Technologies, the Durham-based R&D unit of Andover, Mass.-based Groove Mobile, will match the grant with in-kind support.

The Durham-based R&D unit is headed by UNH math professor Kevin Short, who discovered the new class of nonlinear waveforms in chaotic systems, which lies at the heart of the company’s compression technology. UNH math professor Marianna Shubov, co-director of UNH’s new Center for Dynamics Research, will collaborate with Short.

Besides video compression, they will also investigate new audio compression technologies as well as new tools for signals and security analysis.

“The signals analysis tools have applicability well beyond music and video compression, especially in homeland security applications,” said Short, co-director of the Center for Dynamics Research. “Capabilities such as these have already attracted the interest of Northrop Grumman. It gave the center a $25,000 grant last December and we expect further cooperation with Northrop and other companies in the future.” — NHBR STAFF REPORT

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