Computing and Cabling Advantages in Portable Chemical Detection System

Pleora’s external frame grabbers help reduce the costs and complexity of portable military imaging systems by converting existing cameras into USB3 Vision cameras.

The chemical imaging detection system uses a Camera Link passive infrared detection camera to automatically search the region for chemical agent vapor clouds. The detection system can be mounted on ground-based and naval vehicles as part of a mobile local situational awareness system, and deployed in a ­fixed site to monitor a perimeter.

Pleora’s external frame grabber converts the image feed from the Camera Link camera into USB3 Vision-compliant video. The uncompressed high-bandwidth video is transmitted with low, consistent latency over a USB 3.0 cable directly to a compact, lower-cost, ruggedized single-board computer used for processing and analysis.

Power, control signals, and data are transmitted over the single, thinner, lighter and more flexible cabling; reducing costs and complexity while enabling 360-degree coverage for the rotating camera system. Data is sent to an operator display unit and can then be shared with a command center, nearby troops, and onboard vetronics systems used for battlespace observation, surveillance, and awareness.

A diagram of Pleora's Chemical Threat Detection system

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