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Small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) using onboard pre-processing
Author(s): Rick C. Stevens; Firooz A. Sadjadi; Jacob R. Braegelmann; Aaron M. Cordes; Ryan L. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly being used in-theater to provide low-cost, low-profile aerial reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities. However, inherent platform limitations on size, weight, and power restrict the ability to provide sensors and communications which can present high-resolution imagery to the end-user. This paper discusses methods to alleviate this restriction by performing on-board pre-processing of high resolution images and downlinking the post-processed imagery. This has the added benefit of reducing the workload for a warfighter who is already heavily taxed by other duties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6967, Automatic Target Recognition XVIII, 696717 (2 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780302
Show Author Affiliations
Rick C. Stevens, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)
Jacob R. Braegelmann, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)
Aaron M. Cordes, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)
Ryan L. Nelson, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6967:
Automatic Target Recognition XVIII
Firooz A. Sadjadi; Abhijit Mahalanobis, Editor(s)

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