GE Fanuc offers harsh-environment embedded video processor for image fusion applications

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the IMP20 video processing mezzanine card to help assimilate and interpret images from several sensors and cameras.

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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the IMP20 video processing mezzanine card to help assimilate and interpret images from several sensors and cameras. The IMP20 adds image fusion capabilities to the GE Fanuc ADEPT104 and AIM12 automatic video trackers. Without the IMP20, an operator would need to scan several screens. The image fusion algorithm embedded into the IMP20 not only enables fast execution times and small memory overheads, but also improves results over the baseline-weighted average algorithm while still performing in real time on live imagery.

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The unit’s built-in warp engine provides rotation, scaling, and translation for each video source to compensate for image distortion and misalignment between the imagers. “We’re seeing a substantial increase in the number and type of sensors being deployed on today’s military and paramilitary vehicles, and with that comes the potential for operator information overload,” says Peter Cavill, general manager of military and aerospace business at GE Fanuc. For more information, visit GE Fanuc Intelligence Platforms online at www.gefanuc.com.

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