ESG tests “Tactical Video Overlay” successfully in flight
ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH announces successful flight tests performed with its newly developed Tactical Video Overlay software.
The Tactical Video Overlay is an Augmented Reality technology that overlays a geo-referenced Full HD Video with data such as street names / numbers, targets, POIs and various line and surface objects. The Tactical Video Overlay is the latest software module for ESG’s Mission Management System for Police and Law Enforcement.
Flight tests were performed with a FLIR System Star SAFIRE 380HD EO/IR system on an EC-135 from the Police of Saxony.
ESG can customise the software with regards to data bases and graphical user interface. The Tactical Overlay Software uses similar overlay mechanisms that have already been applied in ESG’s own digital mapping system QT-LoGIS and TARANIS Command and Control systems. With this approach the Tactical Video Overlay Software can overlay the video with any customer-specific geo-referenced information.
The hardware independence allows usage of all geo-referenced EO/IR systems, e.g. from L3-Wescam, FLIR Systems and Cassidian Optronics.
The development of the Tactical Video Overlay was started at the end of 2012 with a thorough system design where the mathematics of the functional chain was set up and validated using Hardware-in-the-loop scenario simulation with virtual camera models. Step-by-step the tests were extended to the real hardware on the ground and afterwards in the air.