Delta Digital Video

Delta Digital Video’s Rugged Encoders to Support Unmanned Aircraft System Fleet

(Horsham, PA – February 2021) Delta Digital Video, a Delta Information Systems, Inc. company, has been selected to support a defense corporation in providing operational and maintenance (O&M) services to a fleet of MQ-9 Predator B Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

The remotely piloted MQ-9 Predator B enables personnel to safely conduct missions in areas which are difficult or dangerous to access by manned aircraft or personnel. The MQ-9 can perform many tasks and missions including: ISR, strike, close air support, search & rescue, and more.

Based on Delta’s high-performance H.265 video compression architecture, Delta Digital Video designed a custom 4-channel H.265 HD/SD unit for this application which will be integrated into the UAS to provide long-endurance Intelligence, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition support to border security operations. The encoder was designed to compress video and audio signals and multiplex them with metadata and other system information for real-time video transmission applications. Intended for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications, the encoder is capable of simultaneously encoding four channels of video with resolutions up to 1080p. Using the H.265 (HEVC) video compression algorithm, our encoder provides high-quality video transmission at various resolutions and a wide range of bandwidths. The H.265 compression algorithm takes advantage of highly bit-efficient coding to provide encoded streams at nearly half the bandwidth of its H.264 (AVC) predecessor.

“Delta continuously strives to stay in front of the latest technology through aggressive research and development,” said George Nelson, Vice President / General Manager of Delta Digital Video. “Our next generation H.265 product line provides optimal performance and reliability to ensure the successful delivery of full motion video for mission critical applications.”


About Delta Information Systems

Delta Information Systems, Inc. is a strategic collection of closely related businesses in the aerospace and defense industry.
Delta is organized into two business areas.

The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Mission Systems Business Area consists of Delta Digital Video (DDV) and Ampex Data Systems Corporation (ADSC).

The Aerospace Telemetry Business Area consists of GDP (GDP), Acroamatics, Inc., and Wideband Systems, Inc (WSI). GDP produces data acquisition, distribution conversion and test products for flight test and satellite command and control applications. GDP has supported high profile programs such as the JPL Mars Rover programs by supplying extreme performance receivers which recover data and images returned from Mars.

Delta Information Systems is committed to producing high quality, defect free products and has a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO9000:2015/AS9100D.

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