Military systems are noted for their high processing demands, a situation that is particularly true for graphics processing. Like their commercial counterparts, military displays are becoming faster, higher-resolution, and more complex. Both defense surveillance and commercial video-game applications, for example, share a need for the maximum possible raw graphics computational horsepower.
This white paper examines the utilization of image processing, high performance computing and networking to create systems that enhance situational awareness while reducing SWaP (size, weight and power) to increase the availability of the SA data for timely consumption and dissemination.
Because of their data reduction capabilities, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are seeing playing time in sensor applications, and in some implementations have begun to outperform traditional CPUs.