Airborne Surveillance Reconnaissance

Airborne Intelligence SurveillanceAirborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems are the “eyes and ears” of virtually all defense missions. Recording the complete mission profile requires capturing not only ElectroOptical and Infrared (EOIR) video but, also other mission critical data such as GPS coordinates, weather conditions, radio communications and anything else that might be deemed critical from an intelligence perspective.

This information can be recorded synchronously with other sensor data using KLV encoded metadata packets within an HD-SDI stream.

The application shown below synchronously records video, embedded metadata and cockpit audio. Recordings and live preview of the complete operating scenario is available to mission personnel and commanders.

System Details

Airborne Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance System Details



  • Capture from HD-SDI at up to 1080i60 with KLV and embedded audio
  • STANAG 4609 KLV Capture from HDSDI
  • Hardware decode HD-SDI output at up to 1080i60 with KLV and embedded audio
  • KLV extraction of VANC data embedded in HD-SDI input per MISB 0605.3
  • 4x composite NTSC/PAL video inputs
  • Audio interface: Stereo Input, Stereo Output, Mic Input
  • Sample C/C++ video recording code

Products Used


HD H.264 Codec with STANAG 4609 KLV
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