Military Embedded Systems

ISR video enabled by rugged encoder

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March 11, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

ISR video enabled by rugged encoder

Engineers at Haivision in Lake Forest, IL have leveraged their commercial video encoding technology into a rugged chassis called the Makito Air for airborne and mobile Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications. Makito Air enables encoding of video and metadata trans...

Engineers at Haivision in Lake Forest, IL have leveraged their commercial video encoding technology into a rugged chassis called the Makito Air for airborne and mobile Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications. Makito Air enables encoding of video and metadata transmitted over microwave (line of sight) or satellite (beyond line of sight) networks from manned and unmanned airborne platforms to operations and exploitation centers. It also has wireless transmitters to enable operation in mobile ground platforms. Makito Air is based on the same chip-level components, circuit board, and firmware as the company’s Makito HD H.264 encoder.

The 3 lb. Makito Air supports constrained data links found in tough operating environments by reducing the spatial resolution of the video without affecting image aspect ratios. The encoder is housed in a ruggedized DO-160 compliant form factor with KLV/CoT metadata support. The low-latency system delivers H.264 video up to 1080p60 with metadata, encoding latency as low as 55 milliseconds, and end-to-end latency as low as 70 milliseconds when coupled with their Makito decoder. Haivision’s encoders were the first to achieve JITC Certification for H.264 1080p60 HD performance for ground and airborne applications.

 

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