Z Microsystems is offering a webinar about how Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) parallel processing technology enables real-time image enhancement. The title of the webcast is, Advancements in Full Motion Video for Military UAS Surveillance Applications. The online seminar will take June 7, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Z Microsystems event is hosted by Defense Tech Briefs, a defense industry publication.
Live full-motion video (FMV) from unmanned aircraft systems has become indispensable in military surveillance operations. Quality imagery is essential to mission success. Inconsistent quality and image degradation are a problem and require immediate action. The webinar will discuss new image processing technology that provides a level of visual clarity never before possible. The FPGA-based system applies a wide variety of sophisticated image enhancement algorithms to FMV in real time.
The webcast will also examine exploitation algorithms, which identify intelligence from the flow of images. Various algorithms can be implemented to enable an operator to track things and watch where people are going. Mosaic or stitching algorithms combine multiple images into a single unified picture, enabling a greater field of view while encoding/decoding and compress/decompress algorithms make image data transmission and storage more efficient. FPGA-based algorithms provides flexibility in utilizing the latest industry technologies by incorporating new algorithms as they become available.