Lightweight Wide-Area Motion Imagery for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft
Leveraging the technical success of the LEAPS wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor, tested aboard a tactical unmanned aircraft, Logos Technologies has developed Redkite, a small electro-optical system that weighs less than 35lbs and performs at the level of larger WAMI sensors.
Redkite monitors a city-sized area in near real-time, simultaneously detecting and tracking multiple, geographically dispersed targets while also recording events for later analysis. While in the air, Redkite processes and stores up to eight hours of geo-tagged WAMI imagery. Sensor operators can quickly access live or recorded data—establishing connections and relationships between persons of interest that would not otherwise be detected.
Redkite’s features include:
- Ultra-lightweight – less than 35lbs
- Coverage of an area up to four kilometers (2.48 miles) in diameter
- Resolution optimized to track vehicles and detect moving dismounts
- Onboard storage of up to eight hours of mission data
- Advanced internal and external data processing options
- Streaming video windows to support more than 10 sensor operators at once
- Imagery that can be transmitted to handheld devices
- User-defined “watchboxes” to provided sensor operators automated detection alerts
Housed in a platform-agnostic pod or configured into the body of a UAV, Redkite can be integrated onto a variety of civilian and military platforms. In addition to light planes and helicopters, the sensor can go on small- and medium-sized unmanned aircraft, including Group 3 UAS. As such, Redkite lends itself to military, homeland security and public safety missions.
Mission sets include:
- Force protection
- Tactical-level persistent surveillance
- Route reconnaissance and overwatch
- Border security
- Police aerial patrol
- Suspect tracking
- Data-driven policing
- Monitoring wildfires and suppression progress
For more information on Redkite, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.