Onboard Video Processing Software and Hardware for Unmanned Systems

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UAV Camera Video ProcessorSightline Applications develops onboard video processing software and hardware for unmanned systems in the civil, commercial and military sectors. Our high-performance video processing embedded systems are ideal for integration into unmanned vehicles serving a wide variety of end uses, including Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), environmental surveying, infrastructure inspection, and agricultural mapping.

Onboard video processing brings a wide range of benefits to unmanned vehicles, such as low latency feedback for gimbal control and landing guidance, a full digital video path, and low requirements for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP).

Video Processing Software

UAV video processing software for video enhancement, tracking and optimization

Our Video Processing Software provides a powerful foundation for all of our processor systems, and includes a constantly expanding suite of functions that improve the performance of unmanned video platforms. Below is an overview of the capabilities available.

HD Video Processing Software

Provides a range of HD video capabilities, including 1080p/30 and 720p/30 processing and encoding.

Video Stabilization Software

Dramatically improves video by removing high-frequency noise and frame-to-frame jitter. Also provides ability to correct camera frame-to-frame rotation in applications with platform roll motion, such as unmanned aircraft.

Electronic Stabilization

Roll Correction

Scene and Object Tracking Software

Scene tracking provides powerful gimbal feedback based on the entire scene. Tracked objects can be isolated from background using advanced image analysis and motion estimation, and persistent tracking is possible even when view of tracked object is temporarily blocked.

Telemetry Data Software

Provides low latency location data from object tracking, scene steering, and MTI objects, as well as temperature data from radiometric cameras and focus telemetry for autofocus implementations.

Video Encoding and KLV Metadata

Available Ethernet video encoding outputs for reducing system bandwidth include MPEG2 TS, MPEG4 and RTP M-JPEG. KLV metadata is generated in accordance with MISB standards 0102.10, 0601.7, 0603.2, 0604.3, and 0903.3.

Landing Aid Software

Provides position, range, and angle data to landing systems of aerial vehicles, and automatically finds and tracks a landing pattern. Works independently of GPS, enabling accurate landing in GPS-denied environments.

Detection Algorithms

Multiple detection modes provide important situational awareness information and provide fast feedback essential for effective track initialization on moving objects.

Aerial MTI – detect up to 100 very small moving objects

Drone Detection – find small, dynamically maneuvering multicopter UAVs

Radiometric Detection – find objects in a defined temperature range independent of motion