Capturing, Processing, and Transmitting Video: Opportunities and Challenges

By: Chris Jobling, Product Manager, Applied Image Processing, GE Intelligent Platforms

Military Embedded Systems
July 2013 Issue

The proliferation of unmanned vehicle platforms - in the air, on the ground, and in the water - has provided an unparalleled opportunity to expand intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations. Choosing the optimal blend of functionality, performance, reliability, and cost is the key challenge in optimizing the use of video. Meanwhile, key considerations include sensor processing location trends, video fusion, and video compression and bandwidth, in addition to Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP).