ISR For Helicopters

ISR For Helicopters

Logos Technologies Sensor Systems

Logos Technologies, a pioneer in wide-area motion imagery (WAMI), has developed a broad range of powerful airborne sensors systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. These systems include compact, platform-flexible WAMI pods, which can be mounted to the exterior hardpoints of helicopters within minutes, for rapid deployment.

Logos Technologies WAMI pods weigh less than 35 pounds and come in two versions: an electro-optical RedKite system and an infrared BlackKite model. Given their low SWaP, both pods can be easily mounted to the same helicopter, allowing operators to image an area of up to 12 square kilometers, day and night.

Helicopter Sensor Systems

RedKite Block II Pod

Lightweight, Wide-Area Motion Imagery for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

Redkite is a compact wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system that’s housed in a platform-agnostic pod weighing less than 35 lbs. Despite its size, the electro-optical Redkite pod can, like larger WAMI sensors, monitor a city-sized area in near real-time, detecting and tracking multiple targets while also recording events for later analysis. Redkite’s on-board high-performance edge processor converts gigabytes of data into geo-tagged imagery in real time. With eight hours of mission data storage, operators on the ground can download both live and recorded imagery for real-time forensic analysis. READ MORE

BlackKite Pod

Infrared, Wide-Area Motion Imagery for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

BlackKite delivers infrared (IR), wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) in a compact, lightweight, platform-agnostic pod weighing less than 38 lbs. Easily mounted on fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS aircraft, the BlackKite system monitors a city-sized area all at once, day and night, automatically detecting and tracking all significant movers. BlackKite's onboard high-performance edge processor easily ingests and converts gigabytes of data for easy storage, or real time dissemination of of live and recorded imagery to users on the ground. READ MORE

Helicopter-Mounted Sensor Capabilities

Within the vast coverage area imaged by the podded WAMI system, a sensor operator can detect and track every significant mover, no matter where they are in the scene, in real time. In addition to live imagery, users on the ground can also access, via their handheld devices, recorded imagery for purposes of forensic analysis.

The electro-optical RedKite and infrared BlackKite systems deliver:

  • A coverage area of up to twelve square kilometers
  • Real-time access to live and recorded imagery
  • Resolution optimized to track vehicles and detect moving dismounts
  • High-performance, real-time onboard multi-modal edge processor (MMEP)
  • Onboard storage of up to eight hours of mission data
  • Imagery that can be transmitted to handheld devices
  • Multiple unique streaming video windows to operators on the ground
  • User-defined “watchboxes” to provided sensor operators automated alerts

System Support for Helicopter-Mounted WAMI Sensors

Logos Technologies provides operator training on its helicopter-mounted sensor systems, as well as on-site repairs and system maintenance, at its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition, Logos Technologies can provide its own trained personnel to deliver in-field operational support.

Trusted Performance

Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC specializes in WAMI systems and other advanced sensors, analytics and multi-source dataset processing, and ISR technology R&D and support services. Logos serves both U.S. government customers, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in the commercial and international markets. Whoever the client and whatever the task, Logos Technologies is committed to mission success and can provide the hardware, software, and manpower to see it happen.