Sightline Develops Onboard Video Processing Solutions for Unmanned Systems

Published: 25 Jul 2016

UAV Camera Video ProcessorSightline Applications, a developer of onboard video processing solutions for civil, commercial and military unmanned system, have partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile showcases how their high-performance embedded systems can be integrated into unmanned vehicles serving a wide variety of end uses, including Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), environmental surveying, infrastructure inspection, and agricultural mapping.

Sightline’s Video Processing Software Library provides a powerful platform for their processor systems and offers the following functionality:

  • HD Video, including 1080p/30 and 720p/30 processing and encoding
  • Video Stabilization and roll correction
  • Scene and Object Tracking
  • Telemetry Data
  • Video Encoding and KLV Metadata
  • SLAnding Aid providing position, range and angle data
  • Detection Algorithms provide situational awareness information and real time onboard MTI
  • Video/Snapshot Recording
  • Video Enhancement and Overlays
  • Multi Camera Video Presentation
  • Focus Telemetry.

1500-OEM Micro Video Processing PlatformSightline also offers a range of flexible and configurable video processing hardware solutions. The 1500-OEM Micro Video Processing Platform adds advanced video capabilities to unmanned vehicle camera platforms with low SWaP requirements. It is capable of handling multiple input channels from a variety of camera interfaces.

3000-OEM HD Video Processing PlatformThe high-performance 3000-OEM Multi-Channel Video Processing Platform is designed for airborne and ground ISR applications with HD video requirements. The multi-channel system incorporates two inputs and provides streaming HD video outputs to 1080p/30.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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