Electro-Optical Imaging is an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance automatic video trackers and fully integrated tracking systems. With an unparalleled cadre of technical experts, E-O Imaging offers their customers specialised products and capabilities, including nonstandard video interfaces, high resolution graphics, trajectory and target simulators, weapons scoring systems, real-time image processing, sensor fusion and custom optics.

E-O Imaging offers a diverse line of off-the-shelf video trackers that are easily adapted to meet the most complex and demanding test range, tactical and surveillance applications. These field-tested products incorporate an open architecture, enabling customer-specialised algorithms and functions to be easily incorporated into the tracker’s FPGA and DSP structure, where they are performed in real-time without additional external hardware.

Automatic video trackers

Trackers are available for VMEbus, PCI , PCI Express and custom platforms and interface with standard sensor formats, including RS-170, NTSC, PAL, CCIR and the latest digital sensor technology, such as camera link (base, medium, full), high definition (HD-SDI) 720p, 1080i, 1080p and other nonstandard format sensors.

In a majority of system level applications, E-O Imaging’s video tracker products form the core element of the system. In addition to performing basic tracking functions, the trackers can operate as the system controller, implementing functions such as camera/lens control, target and trajectory simulation, mount control diagnostics, data logging and system diagnostics.

The 7007/7008 PCI automatic video tracker is available in either high definition (HD) or camera link (CL) configurations. Standard features and options permit full customisation and easy adaptation to a wide range of target and tracking environments.
The 7005-CL VMEbus automatic edge / centroid / correlation video tracker represents the next generation in E-O Imaging’s diverse family of video trackers.
The 7005-HD VMEbus automatic edge / centroid / correlation video tracker incorporates a dual HD-SDI (720p, 1080i, 1080p) interface, gigabit Ethernet port, four-analog video ports, multi-target tracking (10) and more.
The 7010/7011 PCI-Express automatic video tracker, also available in high definition (HD) or camera link (CL), provides a flexible architecture for customisation and is adaptable to the most demanding test range, tactical, surveillance and industrial applications.
The 7100M miniature automatic video tracker, available in high definition (HD) or camera link (CL) and designed with the same features as the 7000 Series of trackers, allows for complete interface customisation and interfaces with a wide variety of sensor systems.

High performance, fully integrated tracking systems

The Series 6000 family of video trackers is now considered a legacy product and is not recommended for new designs. E-O Imaging plans to continue support of this product line due to the large number of fielded units.

  • Model 6005/6006 VMEbus Edge/Centroid/Correlation tracker
  • Model 6007/6006 PCI Edge/Centroid/Correlation tracker

The Series 7000 family of video trackers is E-O Imaging’s latest line of video trackers demonstrating their ongoing commitment to leading edge tracker technology and is comprised of the following products.

  • Model 7005/7006-CL VMEbus Edge/Centroid/Correlation tracker
  • Model 7005/7006-HD VMEbus Edge/Centroid/Correlation tracker
  • Model 7007/7008 PCI Edge/Centroid/Correlation tracker
  • Model 7010/7011 PCI-Express Edge/Centroid/Correlation tracker
  • Model 7100M miniaturised tracker
  • PCI/PCI-e video interface modules for HD-SDI, camera link and DVI-D video

The Series 7000 video trackers bring a new level of capability and performance to E-O Imaging’s video tracker product line. The Series 7000 product line incorporates features such as camera link full and HD-SDI video inputs, 5×5 imaging processing kernel, multi-target detection and tracking, embedded gigabit Ethernet, background clutter rejection, and the ability to handle 2Kx2K sensor formats, to highlight a few.

Miniaturised trackers

To complement its extensive family of tracker products, E-O Imaging developed the Model 7100M and Series 8000 miniaturised trackers, which provide the full range of operational performance found in all 7000-family products but are packaged in a minimised form factor. The Series 8000 is designed primarily for surveillance applications where limited size, power and cost are of primary concern.

Tracking system engineering

E-O Imaging’s tracker products can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of custom applications. Their highly-qualified staff of senior engineers is disciplined in:

  • Time, space and position information (TSPI) systems: optical / video and radar-based computer control / processing systems for orbital, ballistic re-entry, and in-air targets TSPI derivation
  • Command, control and communications: communications system for TSPI and range parametric information dissemination; parametric / graphic processing and display systems for command / control
  • Data acquisition and mensuration systems: systems for collection of parametric and discrete real-time data; wide array of requirements in terms of capacity, performance, capabilities, accuracy, pre/post calibration and processing / reduction requirements

Contact E-O Imaging to discuss developing an innovative solution for your tracking requirements. You can learn more about our innovative, cost-effective products and services by visiting our website.