Video Processing Capabilities
High-Performance Video processor
What is Built-in Processor?
A built-in processor is a powerful computer that is integrated into the latest generation of high-performance, long-range gimbals. Unlike older gimbals that use external image processors, the built-in processor is not noticeable from the outside and offers numerous advantages. By receiving the video stream from sensors inside the gimbal, processing the video, and sending it to the data connections, the built-in processor optimizes the weight and size of the entire system. In addition, the video streams are processed and encoded over a shorter path, resulting in less noise and latency, which minimizes lag and preserves image quality. With the sensors and motors being easier to control because they do not require extra wiring to reach the external module, the built-in processor offers superior performance compared to older-generation gimbals that have external image processors. Some of the limitations of older-generation gimbals with external image processors include the need for an additional electronic enclosure, wiring, higher manufacturing costs, and significant weight and complexity. Therefore, the built-in processor in modern gimbals has revolutionized the industry by offering improved performance, reduced weight and size, and simplified wiring and control.
Spectre 5165 Video Processor
The Spectre 5165 is a built-in video processing module integrated into Spectrum gimbals. It has a Qualcomm-based robotic processor, which is one of the most powerful processors used in the industry. Equipped with 8 GB LP-DDR5 memory, the Spectre 5165 has the capacity to process 8K 30 FPS or 4K 60 FPS images using H264/H265 video encoding at a gigabit rate over an ethernet connection. It also features a 2.64 GHz Kryo CPU, Dual 14-bit image signal processor Spectra 480 ISP, Adreno 650 GPU, and Hexagon 698 DSP. The Spectre 5165 has several advantages, such as H.264/H.265 Video encoding, which allows for easy integration over Ethernet (IP) outputs. The high-performance H.264/265 encoding reduces the size of the data, making it more optimized for use over the data link. Object Tracking is another feature of the Spectre 5165. It automatically guides the gimbal system to keep the desired object within the camera’s field of view. Thanks to its prediction filters, the Spectre 5165 performs these processes with a high success rate, even under occlusion situations such as trees, bridges, shades, and more. Furthermore, the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature of the Spectre 5165 allows users to see the images of both cameras at the same time, increasing situational awareness in gimbal systems with two different cameras.
Object tracking is an essential part of intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. A fixed or moving target determined by the images taken from various sensors is selected instantly and followed by the relevant target in real-time. The sole purpose of this tracking is to keep the corresponding target in the middle of the screen where the images are always transmitted. Since the size and structure of the vehicle to be followed vary at different focus, and zoom levels, the tracking algorithms must have an adaptive structure. For example, a target to be tracked at the widest viewing angle occupies an area of 30x30 pixels, while this area increases as the zoom level increases and the speed of operation of the tracking algorithm decreases therefore its performance decreases accordingly. Blitz Technology offers an excellent user experience with their developed tracking being aware of all such disadvantages.
Advanced Object Tracking
Object tracking applications can be performed using various methods based on signal processing or artificial intelligence. These methods have advantages and disadvantages compared to each other. Although the success rate of some methods is incredibly good, the "Calculation Cost (CT)" is remarkably high and not suitable for embedded system applications, while some methods are fast with low success rates. However, there are some situations where all these methods are not sufficient. Artifacts that occur when the target is behind a tree, under a bridge, or in shadow are called "occlusions". No single method under that occlusion can achieve results. Therefore, it needs to be supported by different methods. Blitz Technology supports its unique tracking algorithms with an adaptive and dynamic prediction filter based on multiple motion modeling, estimating the position of the target moving under the occlusions, and maintaining uninterrupted tracking when the occlusion finishes.
PiP mode is a special type of multi-window mode mostly used for video playback. Especially during surveillance missions by unmanned aerial vehicles, the images taken from all cameras can be viewed simultaneously in a certain area of the user interface to monitor certain unnoticeable elements in certain environments. In this way, the capabilities and awareness of both EO and IR cameras can be used simultaneously to eliminate such defects.
Our roll correction software provides instant image correction obtained from the gimbal system, especially during roll movement in fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles. With the image corrected in this way, our users can continue to use all the functions of our other software and interface without any problems.
Moving Target Indicator
Moving Target Indicator software shows users detected and moving objects from the images obtained during the missions performed by unmanned aerial vehicles and marking them on the user interface. More than ten objects can be indicated on the user interface simultaneously and instantly. In this way, it is ensured that all potential targets are taken into consideration through the Interface, and mission success rates are enhanced.
User Friendly Interface
Our user-friendly interface, with its advanced functions and customizable design, offers a high-standard experience. In order to manage the missions performed by unmanned aerial vehicles more effectively and easily, our interface of gimbal ISR systems has key features. ■ Advanced OSD Support ■ Map Support ■ Geo-Location Features ■ Joystick Control Support
Advanced OSD Support
Advanced OSD Support maximizes the awareness capabilities of the users through its interface and provides the high-performance experience of both the platform and our gimbal ISR systems.
Geo-Location feature enables users to instantly locate a point or an object in the images taken from gimbal ISR system during the missions conducted with the unmanned aerial vehicle. In rural operations, the location of elements is critical for the tasks to be performed and increases task success.
Our user-friendly interface features Map Support providing important awareness and capabilities. ■ The camera's field of view is shown on the map. ■ Users are able to do fence marking to determine their focused areas. ■ Users can mark necessary places on the map. ■ Users can download the maps offline and use them without the internet at the time of operation. ■ Users can specify the desired area on the map and redirect the gimbal system to focus on the desired area.
Joystick Control Support
Joystick Control Support plays an active role in enabling users to direct the gimbal system more effectively and conveniently. Users can customize button assignments and achieve ease of use. Supported Joystick Controls: ■ Logitech F310 ■ Logitech F710 ■ Customized solutions are also offered for users upon demand.
Spectre 5165 Features in Development
Roll Correction: The movements of the aircraft in Roll axis are corrected and provides a corrected image display to the user, so that user can easily use other features. Moving Target Indicator (MTI): Especially during intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions conducted in rural areas, the detection of moving targets is important to observe the anomalies that may occur. With this capability, Spectre 5165 can detect moving targets and immediately begin tracking. Image Blending: Thermal and Visible Light cameras are systems that operate in different spectral bands and have advantages and disadvantages compared to each other. Thermal cameras can take images regardless of day and night, while daylight cameras cannot, though they are better in terms of resolution. With Image blending technology, images from both cameras can be combined to have the advantages of both cameras at the same time.