Paul Hed Completes a New Standard for Ensuring Proper Sensor and Platform Identification

Paul Hed, member of the National Geospatial Agency's (NGA) Motion Imagery Standards Board, completed a new standard (ST1204.1) for ensuring proper Sensor and Platform (e.g. Unmanned Aerial Systems - UAS) Identification for all government Motion Imagery (i.e. Video) Systems. This standard was recently approved by the Motion Imagery Standards Board and will be incorporated in new and upgraded DoD systems in the coming years. This standard provides an evolutionary path to compliance and when fully utilized will provide absolute identification of which Sensors and Platform are being viewed by a user. The identifier will also become the primary method for coordinating many disparate activities from the battlefield to the Motion Imagery archives.