ECE students take third place video in senior design contest

video contest winnersRecently a group of students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University won Third Place Video in a contest sponsored by DRS Technologies for senior design projects.
DRS Technologies’ Student Infrared Imaging Competition (SIIC) is designed for engineering study programs, or senior design projects for all disciplines. Projects could include but are not limited to the following: Image Fusion, Augmented Reality, Robotic Vision, Machine Vision, thermal imaging as a medium for an artistic interpretation and social media campaigns.
Cooper Barry (left center), Brian Cardinal (right center), Hector Orozco (center) and Ben Sullins (left) won third place video for their project titled Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing (ATP) Tracker. Videos are judged on three main criteria; creative use of infrared imaging, legitimate internet “viral interest” and quality of video. George Skidmore (right) of DRS Technologies presented the winners. To see their video or learn more about the contest visit
DRS Technologies, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to organizations worldwide. The Network and Imaging Systems (NIS) division develops, manufactures and supports electro-optical technologies, including advanced cooled and uncooled thermal imaging solutions for industrial, security, public safety and firefighting purposes, as well as for man-portable, ground-vehicle, airborne, and maritime applications.