Company: GE Intelligent Platforms
IMP20 Video Processing Mezzanine Card significantly increases the ease of acquiring and interperting images from multiple sensors and cameras, thus speeding reaction time and potentially saving lives. The IMP20 adds image fusion capabilities to the GE Intelligent Platforms ADEPT104 and AIM12 automatic video trackers. It allows the design of highly integrated, high performance graphics capabilities in any environment where the input from multiple devices needs to be combined in order to provide a complete, easy-to-interpret image.When configured with the IMP20, the ADEPT104 and AIM12 automatic video trackers provide a powerful system for detection, tracking, stabilization and fusion that delivers better performance than existing software-based solutions and can be used in harsher environments than other hardware-based solutions. The IMP20 offers intelligent, real-time, full-frame, multi-resolution image fusion which aims to maximize scene detail and contrast in the fused output, producing superior fused image quality with maximized information content.The image fusion algorithm embedded into the IMP20 is a new approach to multi-scale fusion that benefits from much faster execution times and reduced memory overheads. The novel algorithm gives significantly improved results over the baseline weighted average algorithm while still performing in real time on live imagery. The unit’s built-in warp engine provides rotation, scaling and translation for each video source to compensate for image distortion and misalignment between the imagers, reducing the need for accurate matching of imagers.