– Groundbreaking image clarity now possible for persistent surveillance applications used by remotely piloted aircraft –
SAN DIEGO – May 4, 2010 — As warfare moves into a new era, military strategists are relying on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones to provide the visual surveillance required by the new combat environment. A new white paper released today by Z Microsystems, a leading provider of mission-ready computing systems, provides an in-depth overview of how sophisticated image enhancement algorithms can be applied to full-motion video to bring out the detail from images degraded by poor visibility or atmospheric interference.
The paper, entitled “Any Image Anywhere: Advancements in Full-Motion Video for Military UAS Surveillance Applications,” illustrates how full-motion video, as the key enabling technology responsible for the breakthrough capabilities of the UAS, poses challenges due to its motion and the resulting image perspectives. The paper directly addresses these challenges and offers solutions.
“This white paper is a must read for every UAS design engineer and military commander who is grappling with image quality issues from remotely piloted aircraft,” said Jack Wade, CEO of Z Microsystems. “Fortunately, recent technology advances now make it possible to significantly enhance the image quality of full-motion video in real time and address these pressing problems.”
The paper includes details on a variety of sophisticated image enhancement algorithms that have successfully been used on still images that can now be applied to full-motion video. It also describes an advanced platform capable of high-power parallel processing that can apply algorithms to multiple video streams at 30 frames per second in real-time, with zero latency.
To download a free copy of the whitepaper, please visit http://www.zmicro.com/downloads/AIAwhitepaper.
About Z Microsystems
For more than 20 years, Z Microsystems has been supplying superior computing technology to the US military and defense system integrators. Z Microsystems is the leading designer and manufacturer of “field–ready” computing solutions designed to meet the rigorous requirements of military and government users. Z Microsystems’ field–ready commercial off–the–shelf (COTS) products include rugged flat panel displays, rugged computers and rugged storage systems. For more information, visit www.zmicro.com