IDEX 2019

Roving eye sees all [IDEX19D1]

17 February 2019

Logos Technologies (Stand 03-A14), a diversified science, engineering and technology company specialising in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics and processing of large, multisource datasets, has recently finalised a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Insitu, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, to be the preferred provider of wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors for the latter’s line of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This arrangement follows earlier news that its RedKite-I, a compact yet powerful WAMI sensor developed for the payload bay of the Insitu Integrator tactical UAS, is an official Insitu product offering for US and international customers.

“By adding the RedKite-I WAMI system as a payload on their platform, Insitu now gives their users the unprecedented capability to detect and track multiple targets across a city-sized area,” said John Marion, president of Logos Technologies. “Not only does this support real-time operations, it also helps analysts uncover hidden relationships between people, places and events within the scene.”

Features of the lightweight RedKite-I WAMI sensor for the Insitu Integrator include a 50-plus megapixel electro-optical camera; coverage of a 4km diameter area, flying on an Integrator at 12,000ft AGL; a powerful, onboard edge processor for real-time image processing; real-time imagery streaming to mobile devices on the ground; and recording of up to eight hours of imagery on board for real-time forensic analysis. With the new MOU, Logos Technologies will be leveraging its previous work with RedKite-I and other WAMI systems to develop even more sensor payloads for the Integrator as a priority. The company is finalising development of an infrared WAMI system similar in size to the RedKite-I for night operations.

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