SightLine Applications is a leading developer of real-time video processing hardware and software solutions for target tracking and tactical ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) video, security, and search and rescue (SAR).
Founded in 2007, SightLine Applications’ onboard video processing for advanced camera systems provides a wide range of benefits to unmanned vehicles, such as low latency feedback for gimbal control and landing guidance, a full digital video path, and Size, Weight and Power (SWaP). Video processing software features support a range of surveillance, inspection, full motion video (FMV) encoding, and counter UAS applications. Software features include detection, tracking, AI Classification, enhancement, recording, encoding, and much more.
SightLine edge processing boards are integrated at the camera level to provide low-latency video processing on a variety of platforms. Compatible with a wide range of cameras, the compact hardware options enable elegant system architectures.
Experience matters, SightLine systems have enabled over 1.5 million mission hours. Our team of dedicated embedded systems developers have years of edge processing experience and are committed to continuously improving our broad suite of video functions and capabilities.
Our low-SWaP tactical video processing hardware is ideal for aerial and ground surveillance, counter-drone systems, stabilised gimbaled payloads, and other advanced camera systems, with flexible configuration that allows systems integrators to create tailored solutions for precise mission requirements.
SightLine products are very effective solutions for military surveillance, search and rescue missions, counter-UAS (ground to air, air to air) and tower or ship mounted pan tilt zoom applications. With low-latency feedback and fast gimbal pointing, operators have improved situational awareness. SightLine’s proven onboard real-time video processing solutions have logged over 1.5 million ISR mission hours in a variety of manned and unmanned vehicles.
Video Processing Software
A powerful suite of software solutions – tracking, detection, enhancement and more. We offer both software and hardware option flexibility for tailorable configurations to meet your system’s unique requirements.
Our video processing software provides the underlying foundation of all our hardware solutions. The ever-growing suite of software functions provides system integrators with unprecedented scope for optimizing processing systems to their specific tactical needs.
Scene and Object Tracking Software Functions
Low-latency video tracking software is ideal for gimbal and pointing control. Scene tracking keeps an entire scene in the frame, and object tracking enables specified objects to be tracked without assistance, advanced image analysis and motion estimation allows persistent video tracking even through obstructed views. Track multiple objects or the scene (visual geo-pointing).
Multiple Detection Modes
Detection algorithms provide situational awareness and aid in tracker initialization. Detection modes include vehicle, staring, radiometric, anomaly, blob, aerial, drone and maritime. Specialized detection modes for enhanced situational awareness can handle large numbers of very small (as small as 2×2 pixels) and fast-moving targets. Colour-based detection picks out objects that are different to the scene background, and radiometric detection finds objects within a desired thermal range.
Custom AI Classifier
An AI-powered classifier function recognises humans, vehicles, and drones (UAVs). Customer-defined classifier runs in real-time to assess any detection or track against training classes. Customer maintains proprietary training sets for customer-defined classifier. SightLine provides training tools and support.
Video Stabilization Software Functions
Video electronic stabilization reduces the effect of vibration at the camera, removes high-frequency noise, frame-to-frame jitter, corrects platform roll motion. , Stabilization works on manned, unmanned aircraft, pole mount, ground, and marine vessels.
Precision Landing Assistance
Provides position, range, and angle data for high-accuracy UAV landing. Automatically finds and tracks patented visual landing patterns effective with both electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) camera systems. The software functions independently of GPS, enabling accurate landing in GNSS-denied environments.
Video Encoding and KLV Metadata
Available Ethernet video encoding outputs for reducing system bandwidth include MPEG2 TS, MPEG4 and RTP M-JPEG. KLV metadata is generated in accordance with MISB standards 0102.10, 0601.7, 0603.2, 0604.3, and 0903.3.
Low-latency track location data is provided for accurate gimbal pointing, as well as temperature data from radiometric cameras and focus telemetry for autofocus implementations.
Video Processing Hardware
Embedded video processors at the source for airborne and tactical video surveillance
Our compact and lightweight embedded video processing boards deliver advanced capabilities for tactical ISR platforms such as small UAS. Single- and multiple-channel options are available, with streaming capabilities up to 4k.
HD Video Input & Output
Our solutions support HD camera inputs and outputs and video processing, with options including 4K, 1080p/30 and 720p/30. A variety of HD camera adaptors are available, including HDSDI, HDMI, CL and LVDS.