Geospatial Augmented Reality
SmartCam3D® situational awareness software provides geospatial augmented reality overlays on live video at 30+ frames per second. This technology originally served as the primary flight display for the NASA X38 during initial unmanned testing and today is deployed with US Army Tactical Unmanned Systems as a module within the Universal Ground Control Stations used in conjunction with the Hunter, Shadow, and Gray Eagle UAV Platforms. Additional integrations of this technology include EO/IR Gimbals, sUAS Pilot Applications, a plugin for the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), and a comprehensive Mission Management Application for the manned ISR market.
SmartCam3D® provides enhanced situational awareness to a variety of stakeholders and end-users throughout the ISR ecosystem – from the front-line to the Operations Center. By blending geospatial data like the location of roads, boundaries, and Points of Interest, with live video, SmartCam3D® empowers the viewer to make better decisions – making operations safer and more effective. With the ability to overlay nearly any entity with a geographic context (e.g. Latitude/Longitude/Elevation), on live, full-motion-video, SmartCam3D® provides a data-rich and -recent operating picture, lowering task-difficulty and preventing cognitive-overload during mission execution.
Key Pillars of Situational Awareness
operating system COMPATIBILITY
SmartCam3D® is compatible with Android, iOS, Linux, and Windows operating systems. To learn more about SmartCam3D®, please download the informational sheet below or request sample code by completing the linked form.
SmartCam3D® leverages metadata embedded within MISB-compliant video-streams, or reported directly from flight controllers or sensor payloads, to superimpose geospatial augmented reality overlays on live video. This allows the SmartCam3D® module to display nearly any entity with a geographic context. Additionally, SmartCam3D® allows users to interact with live video in the same ways they would a 2D-map display. For example, users can drop a pin to mark a geospatial location in the video, perform forward- or reverse-geocoding, or leverage a patented capability from Rapid Imaging known as Cross-Cuing. Furthermore, if the sensor payload is adequately-equipped, additional patented capabilities having to do with measuring from live video, are possible.
SmartCam3D® provides a variety of features, namely, GIS overlay display control, GIS overlay aesthetic control, Pin Dropping, Geocoding, and Cross Cuing.
SmartCam3D® provides geospatial augmented reality overlays on live video and combines the benefits of both a 2D map display and a Full-Motion-Video display into a single operating picture.
SmartCam3D® provides overlay aesthetic control allowing end-users to individually select which GIS overlays they want to see. Additionally, users can leverage metadata offset controls to adjust Heading, Vertical Field of View, Altitude, and Pitch.
Drop a pin
SmartCam3D® allows end-users to drop pins within the live video. Due to the fact SmartCam3D® understands the physical location (e.g. Lat/Long) associated with each pixel in the video frame, this Point of Interest can then be shared as a physical location on Earth and displayed on a map.
cUSTOM gis iMPORT
SmartCam3D® allows end-users to import custom GIS data and display it on live video. Tools like Google Earth can be used to create Points of Interest, Lines, Polygons, and more and then imported via various formats (e.g. .kmz).
SmartCam3D® offers a powerful Geocoding capability allowing users to designate a point in the video and immediately receive the geospatial data associated with that point on Earth. Forward- and Reverse-Geocoding are supported, allowing users to convert location text into geographic coordinates (Forward-Geocoding) or convert geographic coordinates into place names (Reverse-Geocoding).
SmartCam3D® includes a patented capability from Rapid Imaging known as “Cross Cuing.” Cross Cuing allows end-users to touch or drag their cursor anywhere on the live video and see a reactive/representative cursor on their 2D map display (or vice versa).
SmartCam3D® has an impressive performance history going back over two decades. Check out our previous integrations below.