Embedded computer for situational awareness processing in military land vehicles introduced by GE

LONDON, 14 Sept. 2011. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the IPS511 rugged situational awareness processor, which is designed to provide embedded computing in ground vehicles, aircraft, unmanned vehicles, and surveillance systems that provides 360-degree situational awareness. GE made the announcement this week at the Defense Security Equipment International (DSEi) military trade show in London. The single-board computer is packaged in a rugged chassis, and offers small size, weight and power (SWaP) for deployment as an upgrade to aerospace and defense systems that must operate in demanding environments of shock, vibration, temperature extremes, and other harsh operating conditions.

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Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms changed its name to Abaco Systems on 23 Nov. 2015 as a result of the company's acquisition last September by New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital.

LONDON, 14 Sept. 2011. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the IPS511 rugged paste link here situational awareness processor, which is designed to provide embedded computing in ground vehicles, aircraft, unmanned vehicles, and surveillance systems that provides 360-degree situational awareness. GE made the announcement this week at the Defense Security Equipment International (DSEi) military trade show in London.

The single-board computer is packaged in a rugged chassis, and offers small size, weight and power (SWaP) for deployment as an upgrade to aerospace and defense systems that must operate in demanding environments of shock, vibration, temperature extremes, and other harsh operating conditions.

The IPS511 merges video signals from several sensors in real time into an interactive 360-degree panoramic image that displays on one or more monitors. The IPS511 will enable troops to stay in-vehicle to survey their environments, and enables fighting forces to see targets in relation to the rest of the armored vehicles on the ground.

The IPS511 can process as many as 12 video signals selected from as many as 16 analog video inputs, and enables each operator to adjust the direction of view and magnification within the panorama using a touch screen or other interface.

Other key has include static and dynamic picture-in-picture overlays for simultaneous scene overview and detail; a symbolic overlay that can be used to display direction information, navigational and vehicle data, avoiding the need to look at other displays; video snapshot recording for a permanent record of events; and remote calibration, allowing in-field calibration without tools, avoiding the need for return to base.

For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.

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