New video-processing hardware developed by US intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor manufacturer Trillium Engineering can create highly compressed video and imagery files, which can be transmitted from small unmanned aircraft systems (SUASs) to ground stations in half the required bandwidth required for other, similarly compressed data files.
Company engineers have conducted live flight tests of the new video processor, designed to meet the new H.265 video compression codec standard, aboard Trillium Engineering’s HD80-MV gimbaled camera mounted to a Cessna aircraft. The video and electro-optical imagery collected, compressed, and transmitted through the new processing hardware showed a 50% increase in image fidelity, company officials said in a 10 September statement.
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