SRI Sarnoff Releases Video Exploitation Platform

System utilizes UAS video to enhance situation awareness
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SRI International Sarnoff introduces the TerraSight EX video exploitation system, a compact, lightweight expeditionary version of the platform, which has already been deployed by the U.S. Department of Defense.
TerraSight EX brings advanced video exploitation to forward operators through what the company describes as a “ruggedized Windows laptop.” The system can process standard video feeds from an unmanned aerial system (UAS) and convert them into real-time, integrated tactical information that can improve situational awareness, SRI says.
“With conventional UAS video, expeditionary teams are often confronted with ambiguous, imprecise images that lack context,” said Mark Clifton, SRI Sarnoff’s vice president of products and services division. “The TerraSight EX system overcomes these limitations, giving users greater situational awareness and faster reaction time. Increased precision means more space and time to anticipate and respond to threats.”
With this new system, the information from the full-motion video is transformed into a 3D map in one integrated display, SRI says. The system generates targeting coordinates for objects of interest from video and enables ground teams to reach back while sharing critical information, the company adds.
The mosaic process stitches together individual frames of video into a broader view that provides greater context, and TerraSight’s geo-registration places the video onto the 3D map by assigning latitude, longitude and elevation coordinates for each video pixel, avoiding common problems associated with raw metadata, according to the company.