DSEI 2019

AI for battlefield awareness [DSEI19D2]

11 September 2019

Pleora Technologies (Stand N3-504) and Mission Control Space Services have entered into a strategic partnership to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to robotic control and automation for driver assistance. It will result in AI being integrated into systems to aid driver assistance in local situational awareness and C4ISR military imaging systems.

‘‘Vehicle crew consistently highlight how uncharted, quickly changing terrain poses safety concerns and hinders mission planning,’’ said Harry Page, president of Pleora.

‘‘With our modular and scalable RuggedCONNECT smart video switcher platform and plug-in Vehicle/Terrain AI Safety System from Mission Control, designers can more easily integrate advanced capabilities that help reduce accidents and heighten battlefield intelligence.’’

The RuggedCONNECT platform converts sensor data from multiple sources into a standardised feed that is transmitted over a low-latency, multicast gigabit ethernet network to endpoints. The Vehicle/Terrain AI Safety System uses images captured by existing cameras on a vehicle to provide real-time terrain data that visually alerts the driver on changing soil conditions, gradients and obstacles.

Pleora has also partnered with Lemay to simplify the introduction of machine learning capabilities into realtime imaging. ‘‘Our team has perfected AI techniques that surpass traditional quality control and classification to identify previously unrecognisable defects on factory floors and deliver more detailed decision support capabilities,’’ said Daniel Shapiro, CTO at Lemay.

At DSEI, the companies are demonstrating the integration of Pleora’s RuggedCONNECT platform and Lemay’s main battle tank detection AI for advanced battlefield awareness and decision support.

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