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AbstractABSTRACT: The doctrine of battlefield Information Dominance has led to a proliferation of imaging platforms, especially in UASs, leading to a deluge of image/video gathering capability. Yet burgeoning sensor data acquisition is dramatically outpacing downlink capability, which voids the utility of sensor data. Methods to improve the performance of existing data links to transfer sensor data more effectively would greatly enhance operational performance. FastVDO, in partnership with ViaSat, advances its SmartLink technology which blends state of the art modem, network, and advanced video coding methods implemented with low-power off-the-shelf components to deliver robust 10X more total downlink. The advanced modem dynamically maximizes throughput and minimizes power as the radio signal varies with path conditions. Tight integration between the video processing platform and the modem keeps end-to-end delay under 150ms, allowing a remote operator to navigate the aircraft by a real-time digital video feed. BENEFIT: improved link utilization, improved video transmission
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