Small rugged video tracker and image stabilizer for unmanned vehicles introduced by GE

Posted by John Keller

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 19 Aug. 2013. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the ADEPT3100 rugged miniature automatic video tracker and image stabilizer for environments in which size, weight, and power are severely constrained, such as small unmanned vehicles and man-portable devices.

The ADEPT3000 combines video tracking and image stabilization in one device to improve tracking performance and image quality, and reduce cost. It is rugged, enabling the ADEPT3100 to survive the harshest commercial and military deployments.

The device measures 34 by 24 millimeters -- about the size of a microprocessor, and can operate with PAL or NTSC analog video signals, and incorporates on-board serial links to interface to most platforms.

The ADEPT3100 weighs six grams and consumes 1.5 Watts of power. "The ADEPT3100 addresses the continual pressure on autonomous vehicle manufacturers to increase endurance," says Chris Jobling, product manager of applied image processing at GE.

For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at http://defense.ge-ip.com.

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