06 May 04.e2v technologies has introduced a new 24-hour video camera that is setting extremely high standards in performance. The L3C95 series camera is part of e2v’s L3Vision™ camera portfolio and adds a new level of performance in day/night vision, enhancing target recognition and identification under extremely low light conditions. The latest addition to e2v’s 24-hour video camera family, the L3C95 series offers exceptional imaging capability across the entire light range, from bright sunlight to shadowed overcast starlight. Its digital acquisition and noise reduction enhance vision even at the lowest levels of illumination, enabling users to recognise targets under the toughest of conditions. The camera houses a sealed, TEC (thermo-electric cooled), one-inch, 768 x 288 pixel, L3Vision™ CCD (charge coupled device). This, combined with the camera’s integrated temporal and spatial filtering, enables the user to attain optimal performance at very low illumination levels. The camera also offers bright, crisp images at the opposite extreme, in full daylight. However light, however dark, the images provided from the new camera are highly detailed and easy on the eye. e2v’s new camera amplifies the signal on chip, overcoming read noise limitations and providing controllable gain. Coupled with an appropriate lens, the camera can provide
03 May 04. Northrop Grumman Corporation recently released the latest upgrade to its open-source architecture, multi-service family of intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) systems. These multi-intelligence software upgrades will enable the acceleration of the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination of data to enable warfighters to efficiently direct battlespace engagements using rapid and timely intelligence. The enhancements are essential to the fielded ground stations being utilized by the U.S. Navy, Army and Marine Corps. The system upgrade, called 6.1 Common Software Baseline, will enable the Department of Defense’s distributed common ground system (DCGS) to provide high-resolution imagery in different spectral bands from the U-2 aircraft platform in order to enhance the U-2’s detection and discrimination of targets. A dynamic sensor control point-and-click feature will allow the imagery analyst to zoom in from a wide-area view to a smaller, specific area to focus on potential targets for combat identification. The database stores imagery for later reference and correlation with other imagery, signals and moving target indicator returns to identify additional features regarding an area of interest or potential target.
May 04. Radstone Technology announced the G4DSP-XE quad MPC7447 PowerPC card with planned support for ICS’s latest 5xx PMC range to create integrated Multimission Software Radio blades. G4DSP-XE processing power is delivered by 4x 1 GHz MPC7447 compute nodes to provide the massive processing performance needed for applications in Radar, Sonar, Signal Intelligence and EW. Each of the four compute nodes is comprised of a large amount of DDR SDRAM, FLASH, and a Marvell Discovery(TM) II dual 64-bit / 100 MHz PCI-X host bridge which lies at the heart of the G4DSP-XE’s AccelerX architecture. AccelerX, so called because of its ability to provide ultra fast internode PCI-X paths, is a loosely coupled PCI-X architecture allowing the simultaneous operation of four independent point-to-point PCI-X buses. The result of AccelerX is 1.6 GBps peak data transfer bandwidth between adjacent compute nodes and a total of 3.2 GBps peak on-board data transfer bandwidth (simultaneous).