Vision4ce, a Chess Dynamics brand, has launched a next-generation tracking feature for its CHARM Video Target Trackers product range, incorporating AI/ML into the image processing of target tracking to bring improved performance in complex scenarios.
According to the company, this new software upgrade ensures reliable targeting of small agile targets such as drones/swarms, autonomous surface vessels, and jet skis without the need for intervention by the operator when a target becomes obscured or changes perception angle. This capability also extends to vehicles and people in crowded ground scenes as well as aircraft in the presence of cloud clutter.
This new feature for the CHARM 100 and CHARM 100 NX platforms exploits AI-based methods to maintain tracks in complex scenes, providing increased probability of reacquisition and reduced frequency of triggering by false targets due to improved bounding of the target.
Automatic target reacquisition removes the requirement for manual reacquisition following loss of a track to reduce the burden on the operator and simplify the target acquisition process.
“This is a significant capability enhancement for our customers. The CHARM tracker is now even more resilient, capable of maintaining robust tracks even with challenging targets, and provides enhanced adaptability to rapid changes of the target, augmenting an already impressive range of products,” said John Thornton, Director of Image Processing at Vision4ce. “This software upgrade showcases our commitment of the Vision4ce brand to continuously develop capabilities that both lengthen the life and augment the performance of customers’ products. Innovations that ultimately meet ever-evolving requirements.”