Image Exploitation System for Airborne Surveillance 2007-01-3912
The operational design of Image exploitation system to process real time video and flight data acquired by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is presented. The system comprises of image processing tasks along with image processing applications embedded on vision processor board. Image exploitation makes use of image processing algorithms for information extraction using selective and adaptive techniques such as image enhancements, filtering, automatic target tracking, and computation of geo-reference location of target. The system operates in real time mode to display mission parameters on a multi display system. The results indicated the system is qualified to be used for surveillance applications. A sample set of the results are presented.