A Kongsberg Geospatial Engineer tests performance of the TerraLens SDK on an ARM hardware test jig and an Android phone

Bringing Battlefield Situational Awareness to the Digital World

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Written by Keith Bowes, Software Engineer, Kongsberg Geospatial

Sharing situational awareness information between command centers and soldiers in the field or other remote units presents a challenge to communicating and presenting data. Remote units must be able to display relevant maps and up-to-date imagery in a uniform way on hardware with limited processing power over low-bandwidth data channels.

Using standardized symbology such as the MIL-STD-2525 symbol sets allows for consistent graphical information to be displayed. Using devices that can generate the required symbols can significantly reduce the amount of data transmission required between devices.

Displaying maps in a wide range of formats that are correctly geo-rectified can also present a challenge, depending on the field of operations.

Kongsberg Geospatial’s TerraLens SDK is a highly efficient mapping and graphical toolkit designed to be performant on a wide variety of processors anywhere from RISC ARM processors to state-of-the-art computers with multiple high-resolution displays.

TerraLens natively supports drawing both static and dynamic MIL-STD-2525 B2 / C / D imagery using standardized SIDC (Symbol Identification Code) identifiers. These images are not drawn using pre-rendered graphic files but are generated from definitions so the entire specification can be reproduced. This allows devices to display imagery without the need to transmit graphics over data channels.

TerraLens also supports a wide selection of map formats, all correctly geo-rectified to the field of operations in use.

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TerraLens® powers real-time C2 systems and displays in the following defense platforms:

US Navy AEGIS  ·  Joint Battle Command Platform (JBC-P)  ·  NATO AWACS  ·  TRITON (BAMS) System  ·  US Navy Littoral Combat Ship  ·  THAAD  ·  NASAMS  ·  Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (GATOR)  ·  Radiant  ·  Sentry  ·  AEGIS Ashore  ·  AN/TPS-6x/7x


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