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Provides Stunning Real-Time Enhancement to Sonoma Turret Video

The Sonoma VPU delivers optimized video from L3 Sonoma EO turret systems.  The latest image processing algorithms sharpen edges, increase contrast, reduce turbulence and reduce operator workload and fatigue. 

The VPU delivers MISB-compliant H.264 compressed streaming video with integrated metadata.  The VPU hosts the modern, streamlined VeeConn man–machine interface, simplifying common operator tasks. The VPU packs these features into a ruggedized ½ ATR enclosure, based on the latest VPX standards.

Key Features:

  • Standard Compliant Interfaces:
    • HD-SDI video, ethernet command, control & data
    • Meets AS6129 & AS6135 specifications
    • Delivers MISB-compliant metadata, accepts STANAG 4586 commands
  • Advanced Image Processing:
    • Configurable telemetry overlay
    • Local area contract enhancement
    • Turbulence mitigation
    • Super resolution
    • Edge sharpening
    • Histogram equalization
    • Multi-sensor image fusion
    • See/spot boresight management
  • Information Assurance Features:
    • 802.1x authentication
    • AES data encryption
    • Trusted execution technology
  • Modular design follows Open System Architecture (OSA)
  • ½ ATR form factor

Optional Features:

  • Human interface via MX Hand Controller or modern game controller
  • MX RCS interface
  • H.264 compression over ethernet
  • Encrypted solid-state drive for video and data recording
  • Passive target location via DTED database
  • Automated multi-target tracker

Benefits:

  • Enhances mission effectiveness by significantly improving image clarity
  • Greatly reduces detail–limiting effects of atmospheric turbulence
  • Provides system control interfaces, man/machine interfaces and video annotation functions
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS      
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

30 lb.

4. 9” (W) x 9” (H) x 14” (D)

Chassis 1/2 ATR
Power: 28 VDC per MIL-STD-704F, 220W (typical), 320W (maximum)
Environmental: MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, RTCA/DO-160
Cables: Consult factory for available variants
VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS:
Video Demux: Demultiplexes four 1080p video signals from a single turret fiber cable.
Metadata: MISB-Compliant
Video Format: Uncompressed HD-SDI Video
Video Processing: 4x 1080p video streams at 30 FPS
STANDARD VIDEO IN/OUT:
4x CameraLink Inputs multiplexed over fiber
4x HD-SDI Outputs (per SMPTE 292)
OPTIONAL VIDEO IN/OUT:
4x HD-SDI Inputs (per SMPTE 292)
4x GigE Input/Output ports
1x 10GigE Input/Output ports (fiber)
OTHER OPTIONS:
Advanced Video Processing
Custom algorithm hosting
H.264 Compression
250 GB SSD
Automatic Video Tracker
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