Cornet Technology’s portfolio of IP-based video products employs industry standard video compression algorithms (H.264 HD and SD, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4) and a wide range of resolutions commonly found in the Broadcast and PC graphics industries. The company’s encoders are capable of converting metadata into KLV format and multiplexing it into an outgoing transport stream synchronously and asynchronously. Stereo audio is also supported.
The company offers single or multi-channel versions that handle single or multiple compression algorithms. Card versions in both 6U VME and PC-104 form factors are also offered.
Selected Cornet Technology’s video encoders and decoders meet both airborne and ground military environmental standards such as MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, and MIL-STD-704A. Additionally, they meet performance standards such as NATO’s STANAG 4609 and the Motion Imagery Standards Board’s MISP.
Cornet Technology’s airworthy network video recorder and playback units offers solid state drives, and are capable of recording digital HD and SD video, RADAR video, Sonobuoy acoustics, and MIL-STD 1553 bus.
Management of all units is provided via a Web browser, SNMP, or a command line interface.
Cornet Technology’s video solutions are deployed and in use for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) applications by national and international defense organizations (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian and Australian Air Forces) for as well as major integrators and unmanned vehicle manufacturers.
- As part of the implementation of the Overland Equipment Mission Suite on its CP140 Aurora aircraft, Cornet Technology was approached by the Canadian Department of National Defense to provide an airworthy video encoder capable of handling five H.264 and one MPEG-2 video channels, four audio channels, and associated metadata as well as a network video recorder, storage, and playback system. The system is presently deployed and operational.
- Cornet Technology is providing an airworthy video surveillance solution to an International Air Force as part of their P3 aircraft upgrade.
The solution consists of:
- An encoding system that will handle input from the aircraft’s Electro-Optic/Infra-Red system, metadata, and analog audio.
- A mission data recorder in support of Under Surface Warfare missions that search, detect, locate, and track submarines, surface warships, and other vessels. The recorder will store and archive acoustic data from deployed sonobouys, aircraft Inter Communications Systems and other applicable signals.
- A ground archive and replay unit designed to copy digital data from an aircraft’s removable data storage medium for archival purposes.
- Cornet Technology video encoders/decoders play an intrinsic role in the U.S. Marines Ground Based Surveillance System. The equipment sits on high towers or in aerostats as part of a combination of cameras and other surveillance equipment that monitor a wide area around important locations and bases. The iVDO 264 encoders convert analog video streams from surveillance cameras located on the top of the towers to digital streams for transport over IP networks. The decoders permit viewing of the video at the command posts giving field commanders added situational awareness in support of force protection.
Command and Control
- Cornet Technology’s video encoders and decoders and video command and control software offer the U.S. Army an avenue for distributing intelligence video and images for display within the U.S. Army’s Tactical Operations Centers (TOC).