WAVcam from Innovative Signal Analysis, Inc.

Wide Area Video Surveillance

WAVcam is an innovative video system designed for persistent surveillance applications demanding constant high resolution wide area coverage and target detection using visible or mid-wave infrared sensors.

One full WAVcam frame at 1/370th actual resolution. 
A full-resolution crop from a WAVcam frame.
Full-resolution crop of the small area highlighted in purple above.
A single WAVcam sensor provides persistent surveillance over a 100+ square mile area.
A single WAVcam can monitor 100+ square miles.

Pictured here are scenes from the Port of Los Angeles.

WAVcam has applications in the military and homeland security as well as law enforcement surveillance, large event monitoring, airport security, and disaster response.

Persistent wide-area domain awareness using high-resolution video

WAVcam is a long-range video surveillance solution for homeland security applications and other situations that require persistent visual-domain awareness of very wide areas.

A single WAVcam sensor can be configured in several different ways, with both Visible and Midwave IR operation.

Traditional long-range high resolution camera/lens systems typically have a horizontal field of view as narrow as 0.5 degrees or less when zoomed in for detailed observation. When zoomed out for wide area video, the traditional systems provide very low effective resolution. A single WAVcam sensor provides full resolution telephoto images over a 90 degree wide field of view with a refresh rate of 1 to 2 images per second.

A multi-camera array of traditional P/T/Z camera/lens systems could provide true domain awareness and persistent coverage of an entire large-scale area at high resolution, but it could require as many as 40 cameras with very large acquisition and lifecycle costs.

WAVcam offers what no other wide-area domain awareness soluion can: persistent, full-resolution video of very wide areas. Other benefits of WAVcam include:

  • Effective automatic change detection greatly reduces operator workload.
  • Availability of midwave IR models and daytime models.
  • Multiple full resolution windows providing high resolution surveillance of widely separated situations.
  • Immediate review and later forensics.
WAVcam is developed at ISA headquarters in Richardson, TX by a team with extraordinary knowledge and experience in multiple engineering disciplines that is second to none.
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