For unattended persistent surveillance there is a need for a system which provides the following information: target
classification, target quantity estimate, cargo presence and characterization, direction of travel, and action. Over highly
bandwidth restricted links, such as Iridium, SATCOM or HF, the data rates of common techniques are too high, even
after aggressive compression, to deliver the required intelligence in a timely, low power manner. We propose the
following solution to this data rate problem: Profile Video. Profile video is a new technique which provides all of the
required information in a very low data-rate package.