GE Fanuc offers video tracker and image processor for unmanned applications

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 24 May 2007. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems in Charlottesville, Va., is offering the AIM12 video tracker and image processor to enable unmanned vehicles to see and adapt to changing operating conditions.

May 24th, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 24 May 2007. GE Fanuc Embedded Systems in Charlottesville, Va., is offering the AIM12 video tracker and image processor to enable unmanned vehicles to see and adapt to changing operating conditions.

Designed for deployment in vehicles where space and weight are constrained, and where low power consumption and low heat dissipation are a prerequisite, the primarily software-based AIM12 is capable of several tracking modes.

Pre-processors using advanced image processing algorithms are followed by tracking algorithms which include centroid, correlation, edge, multiple target track, phase correlation, combined and SceneLock.

The AIM12 can also provide real-time electronic video stabilization using the SceneLock algorithm. Designed to operate as a stand alone unit, the AIM12's modes and functions can be controlled via the on-board RS232/422 serial links.

Video tracking features include multiple algorithm capability including multiple target detection and multiple object track; intelligent breaklock and re-acquisition algorithms; high clutter rejection using statistical target enhancement pre-processors; programmable two axis platform drive (PID) filters; and symbology overlay of track window, boresight

The AIM12 supports multiple analog video inputs and outputs, with NTSC/RS170 and PAL/CCIR (60/50Hz) operation, while digital video support includes LVDS parallel digital video and CameraLink digital video.

Designed using a hardware architecture similar to the ADEPT family of military image processing boards, the AIM12 is unique in offering an extended environmental capability, including -40 to 70 degrees Celsius operational temperature range.

For more information contact GE Fanuc Embedded Systems online at www.gefanucembedded.com.

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