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Hood Tech Announces NIIRS-9 for UAV Airborne Video Image Quality
Hood Tech Achieves National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS) level 9 for Airborne UAV Video
By: K Maddox
From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: September 15, 2011
Subject: Hood Tech Announces NIIRS-9 for UAV Airborne Video Image Quality
Contact: Dr. Lars Bergstrom, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-490-9099, email@example.com
When Hood Tech began producing 800-gm video-camera turrets in 1998, it enabled an entirely new class of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Image quality delivered at that time would be considered primitive today, but 10 years ago, operators of these small UAVs were happy to receive any real-time video at all. A decade later, customer expectations have escalated; National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS) image-quality metrics are now being applied.
According to Hood Tech’s Dr. Andy von Flotow, “NIIRS 8 is no longer enough to stay ahead of expectations;
Hood Technology Corp. Vision, Inc. (Hood Tech) designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, boats, land vehicles, and stationary mounts. The reliability and utility of Hood Tech’s daylight and thermal imaging products has been demonstrated over more than 500,000 hours of operations in a variety of temperatures, humidity, dust, smoke, haze, and other environmental factors (http://www.alticamvision.com).
Hood Technology was founded by Dr. Andy von Flotow in Hood River, Oregon in 1993. In addition to stabilized imaging systems, Hood Technology develops, tests, and manufactures launch and retrieval systems for a variety of UAVs and monitors blade deflections in industrial turbines and jet engines, a diagnostic method for anticipating future failures (www.hoodtech.com)
For further information, please contact Dr. Lars Bergstrom at Lars@hoodtech.com.
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Hood Technology Corp. Vision, Inc. (Hood Tech) designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats, land vehicles, and stationary mounts.