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Adding Context to Full-Motion Video for Improved Surveillance and Situational Awareness

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AERP02_03
Published February 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
Language:
  • English

Today's intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms integrate state-of-the-art technologies and subsystems into airborne platforms intended to observe, detect, identify, and neutralize threats. Full motion video (FMV) sensors are essential assets and are routinely used on fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and manned and unmanned platforms to provide real-time situational awareness with minimal latency.

Ultimately, FMV is invaluable for helping operators answer the what, where, when, and why of a scenario. These sensors, which are easy and relatively inexpensive to integrate and deploy, support mission-critical tasks such as target detection and analysis. This may include tracking and pattern recognition-for example, FMV is particularly well suited for long stand-off ranges such that a target is not aware that they are being observed.