Lightweight Wide-Area Motion Imagery for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

logo_redkiteLeveraging 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

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About Redkite Wide-Area Motion Imagery

Redkite is an ultra-lightweight wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor with a greater than 50 megapixel resolution. Configured to be either housed in a small, platform-agnostic pod, or directly in the belly of a Group 3 UAV, Redkite has a coverage area of 12 square kilometers wide.

What is Wide-Area Motion Imagery?

Wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) provides surveillance coverage of a city-sized area at a mid-level resolution to provide context and situational awareness.