Real Time Enhanced Video (RTEV)

Product Description

Enhance Video Images to Clarity in the Battlefields

Introduction

Z Microsystems is proud to introduce Real Time Enhanced Video (RTEV) functionality, brought to you via our latest generation Intelligent Display Series (IDS) displays. As one of the first onboard computational imaging algorithms, Z Micros’ RTEV technology is incorporated directly into our ruggedized flat-panel displays. The IDS display panels use a high-powered FPGA configuration to apply image enhancement to incoming video streams without adding latency. This enhancement algorithm hones images, providing unmatched detail and clarity that otherwise would be lost due to poor visibility or atmospheric interference. Additionally, with these smart displays, operators can toggle enhancement functions on and off with the push of a button.

Z Micro currently offers two distinct image enhancement algorithms in our displays. The first is based on histogram equalization techniques, which balance light intensities across the spectrum, resulting in higher contrast images. The second is a convolution kernel algorithm, run via the onboard programmable circuit (FPGA). The software architecture used by these displays will enable future algorithms and modalities to be downloaded directly to the display via USB connection.

Background

RTEV technology is a powerful tool in exploiting imagery. The RTEV algorithm will enhance an incoming signal and can be setup to bring out hidden image details in a variety of circumstances. Applications include low-light or bright situations where brightness and contrast of the video source washes out details. Other examples for RTEV use include cloudy, hazy, or foggy environments when critical image details are blurred. Z Micros’ complex algorithms for contrast balance, intensity adjustment, and edge detection produces an unrivalled level of precision and detail in image quality.

To achieve optimal enhancement capability it is recommended to use the proper settings for the respective environment. For this reason Z Micro displays are equipped with different profile, clarity level, and kernel size adjustment. Furthermore, RTEV windows can be resized and/or repositioned to any location on the viewable screen area via the on-screen buttons.

RTEV can be used to enhance video images in the following methods:

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