AI-enabled surveillance aimed at use in counter-UAS, force protection applicationsNews
March 10, 2020
ARLINGTON, Va. FLIR Systems has launched the Ranger HDC MR, a new high-definition midrange high-definition thermal-imaging surveillance system that uses embedded analytics and image-processing algorithms to reduce the cognitive workload, enabling operators to distinguish quickly between true threats and false alarms, even in degraded weather conditions.
Equipped with a high-definition thermal imager with a 1,280 x 720 detector and a 1,920 x 1,080 HD color TV camera, the Ranger HDC MR is designed for integration with other sensors, which makes it useful in counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) applications. The system also also includes a cybersecurity tool that lowers risk by scanning each software release to help ensure protection from cyberattacks.
The HDC MR has a built-in fog filter to see through fog and haze and can be used with an optional Merlin ASX turbulence filter to see through heat/air turbulence for more accurate target classification; it is also equipped to host onboard artificial intelligence (AI) image processing to enable faster decision-making.