Link Simulation and Training of Arlington, Texas made an order for automatic video trackers valued at approximately US$1.7 million from GE Intelligent Platforms. The order is for a number of GE real-time video tracker processing boards that will be employed as a major element of the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (U.S. Army's AVCATT) simulation and training system upgrade program.
The GE Intelligent Platforms is a full-featured automatic video tracker and image processor. It was chosen for its flexibility, powerful processing capability, and the facility to take the input of high-speed digital data directly from electro-optical sensors. A PMC site on the board allows the solution greater flexibility for the provision of additional input video formats and image processing functionality.
The system is a mobile and reconfigurable virtual simulation system designed to support unit collective and combined arms training. Each AVCATT suite provides six manned modules, reconfigurable to any combination of attack, reconnaissance, lift and/or cargo helicopters.