2d3 Sensing Launches Next-Generation Technology for UAS Missions
2d3 Incorporated, an agile commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology provider specializing in the improvement, processing, exploitation, and dissemination of motion imagery and metadata, launched a new version of Reticle Georegistration, a dynamic tool within 2d3 Sensing’s enterprise full motion video software suite that extracts actionable intelligence from imagery captured by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Housed mainly within 2d3 Sensing’s Catalina, Reticle improves geospatial metadata for use in mapping, targeting, and correcting metadata errors typical of aerial full motion video platforms. It enhances tactical imagery from a capture device on any UAS to attain better accuracy in georegistration without the need for improvements or adjustments at the capture device level.
With this new release for both Windows and Linux, 2d3 Sensing has further developed this feature set by introducing tools within its front-facing interface, TacitView, that allow analysts to provide optional tie-points between the tactical imagery and the reference map in addition to those which are automatically derived. The result is a more rapid feature tracking solution, which enables the system to achieve the ultimate goal of any real-world UAS mission: accuracy in real-time with minimal latency.
“We have always taken the view that it is not good enough to simply provide ‘black box’ solutions to hard problems, because the simple fact is that data in the field is different than data in the lab. When a user is in the field, they need the ability to work with the system to ‘tune’ towards a usable output,” said Jon Damush, president of 2d3 Sensing. “By adding tie-point support into Reticle, we are now allowing the user to influence the solution provided, which will produce useful results in a much wider range of real-world aerial imaging missions.”
2d3 Sensing will be providing live demonstrations of this next generation Reticle at the 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems show, Booth #1109, on May 13-15.