Target Georeferencing

Target georeferencing refers to the process of estimation of real-world geographic coordinates of a target with the help of a set of inertial and GPS sensors integrated with electro optical systems. Electro Optical systems including low light CCDs (EMCCD/ICCD) and thermal imagers provide target detection capability, and integrated with a Laser Range Finder, GPS, a Digital Magnetic Compass (DMC) and a basic Micro controller can equip the same optical system with the capability to get the GPS location of the target. The target coordinates are very important to engage or report a target to command and control.

The laser range finder integrated with the optics calculates the distance to target by using time of flight principle, GPS calculates the location of the electro optical device, source location, and DMC calculates the direction of the target w.r.t the earth’s North. Information from these three sources is sufficient to estimate the GPS coordinates of the target.

Multi Sensor Fusion and Target Georeferencing are state of the art technologies for any surveillance application. The miniaturization of electronics has made it possible to bring these technologies to not only to long range electro optical systems but also to the hand held portable systems. When applied to surveillance applications it immensely improves situational awareness, allows multiple EO systems to report precise GPS location of the target/anomaly to the command and control in no time. This allows command and control to take an informed and quick decision.

Georeferencing with Image Fusion

Georeferencing with Image Fusion