Local Situational Awareness Design and Military and Machine Vision Standards
LSA Design and Military and Machine Vision Standards
Video is playing an increasingly important role in a growing range of military local situational analysis (LSA) applications to help improve surveillance and intelligence of possible threats while keeping troops out of harm’s way.
Increasingly, digital video based systems are becoming the technology of choice in both retrofit and new designs in order to better share video across an integrated Ethernet network, meet cost and size, weight, and power (SWaP) demands, support future scalability, and simplify usability. As part of this migration to Ethernet-based digital video systems, military designers are adopting an open architecture approach to help reduce costs and promote compatibility in multi-vendor applications.
This whitepaper discusses how the GigE Vision standard aligns with military standards that outline the mechanisms and protocols for distributing digital video over Ethernet infrastructure. This includes an overview on the GigE Vision standard and its interoperability with the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) Vetronics Infrastructure for Video over Ethernet (VIVOE) Defence Standard (Def Stan 00-82) andthe U.S. Department of Defense Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) initiative.