Enabling Technologies for Image and Video Processing
Published in Military & Aerospace Electronics
Written by Jamie Whitney
The latest high-performance embedded computing image and video processors rely heavily on general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs) to capture as much detail as possible.
NASHUA, N.H. - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has a bevy of technological hardware and software at its disposal to provide warfighters with the most up-to-date intelligence. At the heart of disseminating that information is the ability to process images captured by a range of devices.
Of course, it is necessary to separate actionable intelligence from the digital chaff. Uncrewed vehicles often are at the tip of the spear in aiding data gathering to shield warfighters from harm.
Image processing industry experts note that the DOD is continuing to make significant investments in this sector.
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Whether in a soldier’s goggles, on a ship, or in the sky, actionable intelligence must be disseminated to a commander or to the warfighter directly.
“Future technologies like AR [augmented reality] could facilitate the ability for remote users to have the views and situational awareness of a manned vehicle while operating from the safety of a hardened remote position,” says Richard Pollard, a senior product manager at Curtiss-Wright Corp. in Davidson, N.C. “The same technologies used in AR solutions will also facilitate sharing of unmanned system video more easily to multiple users locally and globally. Each system could become a mobile situational awareness node giving total coverage of a combat area.”
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