Video Processing on the Fly

Military Embedded Systems - March 2013 Issue
By: Charlotte Adams, A GE Intelligent Platforms perspective

Video – in common with other sensor-derived data – plays an increasing role in today’s military. Its proliferation at all levels of command reflects a deep hunger on the part of decision makers for remotely collected imagery that helps them see threats and, if necessary, deploy soldiers and weapons. This data is all the more important in maximizing the effectiveness and minimizing the vulnerability of forces as troop levels decrease in theaters of war and, in the future, as the overall footprint changes. As such, the demand for image processing solutions is widely expected to increase.