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Aeryon Announces Real-Time Video Processing and New EO/IR Payload

Published: 18 Oct 2016

Aeryon Labs Skyranger

Aeryon Labs has announced the introduction of Vector, an integrated onboard computing platform dedicated to real-time video processing. Available on select Aeryon payloads including the Aeryon HDZoom30 and the new Aeryon SR-EO/IR Mk II, Vector employs advanced video processing algorithms to minimize operator workload, and optimize target identification and acquisition. Initial applications deployed on the Vector platform include Digital Image Stabilization, Moving Target Indicator and Target Tracker, with additional capabilities to be released in the future.

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Aeryon has also introduced the next-generation multi-sensor imaging payload for its Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS, the Aeryon SR-EO/IR Mk II. A dual sensor daylight (EO) and thermal (IR) imaging payload, the SR-EO/IR MkII delivers HD video and digitally-enhanced, stable, IR imaging in an IP-53 rated, 3-axis stabilized gimbal. The EO/IR Mk II provides critical infrastructure inspectors and tactical operators – police, fire services and other first responders – with anytime/anywhere aerial intelligence, with greater flexibility and accuracy in target identification, acquisition and image capture.

Features of the EO/IR Mk II include:

  • Passive and active mechanical stabilization, as well as digital image stabilization
  • IR imagery with digitally enhanced contrast, in a range of colour palettes
  • 1080p HD video streamed securely to the UAS operator and to remote personnel
  • Rugged, environmentally tolerant design tested to IP-53 standards
  • An application-optimized selection of IR lenses, including 19mm focal length (ideal for tactical applications) and 13mm (ideal for thermal mapping and search and rescue applications)

“Our customers rely on Aeryon UAS for the most demanding and time-critical applications,” said Dave Kroetsch, President and CEO, Aeryon. “We are committed to ongoing innovation in autonomous operation and data capture, to ensure operators can reliably and consistently get the job done.”

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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