The IPS511 Rugged Situational Awareness Processor gives ground vehicles, aircraft, remote unmanned platforms, and security and surveillance systems 360° situational awareness. This single board is housed in a rugged chassis; its small size, weight, and power (SWaP) attributes enable it to be used as a simple upgrade to almost any platform operating in a demanding environment.
The processor seamlessly merges video signals from multiple sensors into a real-time interactive 360° panoramic image that can be displayed on one or more monitors, saving space and power. It is available as an off-the-shelf, ready-to-go system that is also flexible.
The unit can process up to 12 video signals selected from up to 16 analog video inputs, and supports two independent operator displays allowing each operator to adjust the direction of view and magnification within the panorama using a touch screen or other interface device. Other key features include static and dynamic picture-in-picture overlays for simultaneous scene overview and detail; a symbolic overlay that can be used to display direction information, navigational and vehicle data, avoiding the need to look at other displays; video snapshot recording for a permanent record of events; and remote calibration, allowing in-field calibration without tools, avoiding the need for return to base.
The processor will allow troops to stay in-vehicle while still being able to see the theatre of operation. It also provides the needed capability of seeing where the target is in relationship to the rest of the armored vehicles on the ground in the area of responsibility.
Said Al DiLibero, president, Military & Aerospace Embedded Computing, GE Intelligent Platforms, “It enables prime contractors and systems integrators to reduce non-recurring engineering costs, simplify integration, and provide affordable readiness to defense departments and their prime contractors.”
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