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Real-time airborne data management system
Author(s): Matthew Pellechia; Bernard Brower; Richard Lourette; Roddy Shuler; John Boland; S. Danny Rajan
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Paper Abstract

ITT has developed and demonstrated a real-time airborne data management system that ingests, compresses, stores, and streams imagery and video data from sensors based on users' needs. The data management system was designed to be sensor agnostic, which was demonstrated when ITT quickly integrated several different cameras including an HD video camera, an IR video camera, and large framing cameras. The data is compressed in real-time using ITT's high-speed JPEG 2000 compression core and stored in the airborne unit. The data is then interactively served to users over downlink communication based on the users' requests. This system's capability was demonstrated in several test flights where data was collected from the sensors at 132 megapixels per second (1.5 gigabits per second), compressed, stored, and interactively served as regions of interest to multiple users over a 48 megabit/second communication link. This data management system is currently being incorporated into airborne systems for military and civil applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7307, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI, 73070Q (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828236
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew Pellechia, ITT Corp. (United States)
Bernard Brower, ITT Corp. (United States)
Richard Lourette, ITT Corp. (United States)
Roddy Shuler, ITT Corp. (United States)
John Boland, ITT Corp. (United States)
S. Danny Rajan, ITT Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7307:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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