Military Embedded Systems

Will the real automatic target tracker please stand up?

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June 01, 2010

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Cuifo

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Will the real automatic target tracker please stand up?

Clutter might be a nuisance in the kitchen or conference room, but it's even more imperative to clean it up when we're talking about video imaging used for target tracking and detection. O

Clutter might be a nuisance in the kitchen or conference room, but it’s even more imperative to clean it up when we’re talking about video imaging used for target tracking and detection. Of course, atmospheric challenges such as dust and fog will always be there, but those are no problem for GE Intelligent Platforms’ spruced-up ADEPT5000 multi-target video tracker series. Now sporting improved algorithms and processing power, in addition to precision platform dynamics, better optics, and higher-resolution sensors, the rugged ADEPT5000 multi-target video tracker can distinguish decoys and spot coordinated evasive maneuvers involving multiple targets. Obscured targets are no problem either, and ADEPT5000 also aids operators in assessing target priority.

The 54 gram device, designed for military and aerospace electro-optical applications and typically consuming a miniscule 8 to 12 W, utilizes open standards form factor carrier cards to ease integration: 3U VME, 6U VME, 3U VPX, PC/104, and PCI Express. Off-the-shelf PC development tools additionally boost productivity, and graphics rendering affords clear outputs. Digital video input includes GigE Vision, CameraLink, HDSDI, and DVI-D. Meanwhile, analog video input comprises NTSC, RS170, PAL, or CCIR. Sensor format auto-detection, context-based settings, and fast-start application modes also decrease development man-hours.

 

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