Geospatial-intelligence software improves image visualization and detailed analysis

BAE Systems released the latest version of its geospatial-intelligence software, SOCET GXP v3.1®.

January 27, 2010 — New functionality continues the focus on full integration of image analysis and geospatial production capabilities in one intuitive product, which makes it possible to accomplish multiple tasks quickly and efficiently. The new release offers high-definition video analysis, real-time visualization, terrain profiling, and hyperspectral and multispectral (HSI and MSI) image processing.

New video analysis capabilities for SOCET GXP v3.1 give analysts a convenient way to work with video and transmit critical data and reports to decision-makers. The Video Analysis tool reads and displays live video feeds or saved video files from airborne sensors. It is geospatially enabled to provide a highly accurate resource for analyzing video and uses the real-world geographic information embedded in many UAS and UAV streams, such as country, region, city, postal code, latitude, longitude and time zone, to provide up-to-date intelligence data. The Video Analysis tool is integrated with Google Earth™ to provide sensor position, field of view, and situational awareness for video footprints.

BAE Systems’ MANTIS UAV is now flying, and will use SOCET GXP in its ground station for exploiting still-imagery and full-motion video data sets. With a single click, users can capture still frames into the SOCET GXP Multiport analysis window. BAE Systems’ High Endurance Rapid Technology Insertion (HERTI) UAV team also is using SOCET GXP. The HERTI system captures, processes, and disseminates high-quality imagery.

The SOCET GXP Video Analysis tool complements BAE Systems’ UAS global offering — a full-service solution integrating the air vehicle system, mission control system, and controlled infrastructure, focused on reducing cost and operator risk.

In response to customer requests for fusing multiple data types, SOCET GXP v3.1 has new slope and aspect terrain analysis tools to aid visualization for terrain shaded relief displays. Optimized terrain analysis results can be generated on-the-fly, displayed graphically shown in stereo, and converted to a georeferenced raster image product such as a GeoTIFF.

Another new tool for SOCET GXP v3.1 is the Xport, a user-friendly image viewing tool designed for HSI and MSI image analysis. The Xport window displays a palette of up to 16 preview panels with different image processing algorithms applied based on the original image. Xport panels are linked to each other and to the main viewing window. As the operator roams in the primary window, updates are shown dynamically in each of the multiple preview panels. The Xport is ideal for analyzing images for quick comparison. HSI and MSI images contain multiple image bands, each offering valuable data for detailed image analysis such as terrain categorization, and identifying known and unknown targets.

More information: www.baesystems.com/gxp




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