GRIP VMS

Video Management Software

GRIP-VMS is a comprehensive video management software tool enabling the complete control of electro-optical (EO) systems; applications include visual situational awareness, naval gun fire control and test range TSPI.

GRIP-VMS provides a user interface and control methodology that minimises the operator involvement whilst maximising the quality of the information available. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) can be used to display multiple video streams in a flexible layout that can be customized to meet operational requirements. The display features on-screen presentation of ancillary data and semi-transparent video overlays for important user interface items. An operator can interact with GRIP-VMS and hence the EO system using a combination of touch screen, joystick and keyboard control. The system provides the operator with control and feedback of all aspects of the EO system, including

  • Servo platform, position, velocity and operation mode
  • Individual video sensor zoom, focus, offset and gain
  • GRIP-VMS image processing functions
  • Control of the display configuration

GRIP VMS screen shot

GRIP-VMS screen layouts can be customized for the operational scenario

Cost-effective custom configured solutions

A GRIP-VMS application is comprised of a number of standard software modules that can be custom configured to meet end user requirements. This modular approach enables the rapid and cost-effective deployment of sophisticated video management solutions with customers only needing to purchase those modules required for their particular application.

The GRIP-VMS application integrates multiple software modules

VMS Key Processing Options

DART: Software Video Tracking

  • Multiple object moving target detection and tracking with recognition based acquisition modes.
  • Highly robust single target tracking modes for edge, centroid, and correlation tracking.
  • Effective combination modes using both detection and tracking algorithms operating in parallel to suit complex acquisition situations and cluttered background scenarios

Panoramic Display

  • High resolution 360⁰ or sector persistent situational awareness from panning sensors or multiple TV/IR cameras.
  • Real-time stitching with blended overlap regions performed on live video feeds.
  • Multiple object identification when integrated with DART

Digital Video Recording (DVR)

  • Recording and playback of multiple video channels
  • SD & HD video supported.
  • Parallel recording of sensor metadata.

Video Streaming

  • Customized SD/HD video and metadata streams.
  • Standards include DVI over Ethernet, Def Stan 00-82 and Stanag 4609.

Electronic Image Stabilization (eStab)

  • Compensates for sensor and platform movements using a combination of image processing algorithms and data from roll sensor inputs.

Image Enhancement

  • Pixel level fusion of multiple video streams, including GPU accelerated rescaling and alignment algorithms.
  • Contrast enhancement by high pass filtering and local contrast stretching.

Optimized for GRIP Hardware

GRIP-VMS has been designed to make use of the full capabilities of our ruggedized GRIP Computers, including the performance gains enabled by GPGPU processing, and allow seamless integration with GRIP DVR. This combination of hardware and software provides a complete rugged EO video management system suitable for deployment on a variety of manned and unmanned air, sea and land platforms

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