Lightweight, Wide-Area Motion Imagery
for the Insitu Integrator™ Tactical UAS

Redkite-I is a compact wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor that’s housed in the payload bay of the Insitu Integrator, a Group 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Like larger WAMI systems, Redkite-I can monitor a city-sized area in near real-time, detecting and tracking multiple targets while also recording events for later analysis. Redkite-I employs our multi-modal edge processor (MMEP), a high-performance processor that converts gigabytes of data into geo-tagged imagery—eight hours of which can be stored locally, while the sensor is still airborne. Operators on the ground can download both live and recorded electro-optical imagery from the WAMI system.

FEATURES

Redkite-I is an official product offering in the Insitu catalog for U.S. and international customers of the Integrator UAS, bringing a WAMI capability to a variety of military, homeland security, and public safety missions.

  • Ultra-lightweight – less than 25 lbs
  • Coverage of an area up to four kilometers (2.48 miles) in diameter
  • 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
  • Transmission of multiple unique streaming video windows to operators on the ground
  • Imagery transmitted to handheld devices
  • User-defined “watchboxes” provide automated detection alerts

MISSION SETS

Customers for Redkite-I include both domestic and international government and commercial entities.

  • 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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Powerful wide-area motion imagery
for the Insitu Integrator™

Adapted to the payload bay of the Insitu Integrator, RedKite-I combines the power of WAMI with
the flexibility of a small Group 3 UAS. RedKite-I transmits on demand, both real-time and forensic imagery to
multiple users on the ground thanks to the system’s unparalleled onboard processor.
  • Bay Size

    41 in L x 12 in W x 8 in H
    (105 cm x 31 cm x 21 cm)

  • Bay Weight

    < 25 lbs (11 kg)

  • Bay Power

    < 300 W (peak)

  • Processing

    Processing embedded in payload

  • Operational altitude

    3,000 ft – 12,000 ft (1,000 – 4,000 m) AGL

  • Refresh Rate

    ≥ 2 Hz

  • GCS/SCS Archive Length

    100 hrs, expandable

  • Areas of Coverage

    1 km diameter from 3,000 ft (1,000 m) AGL
    4 km diameter from 12,000 ft (4,000 m) AGL

  • Cross-cueing

    Yes

  • Imagery Transmission

    Control centers, mobile devices

  • GSDs

    0.13 m at 3,000 ft (1,000 m) AGL
    0.5 m at 12,000 ft (4,000 m) AGL

  • Viewer Windows

    Up to 10 unique streaming video windows

  • Internal processing

    Compact embedded processing includes
    north-up rendering, real-time and DVR-like
    streaming, and full- mission storage

  • Camera

    > 50 Mpx

  • Onboard Archive Length

    > 4 hrs, expandable to 8 hrs

  • Datalink

    Internal datalink, providing a fully
    integrated single LRU

PAYLOAD SIZE, WEIGHT, AND POWER
  • Bay Size

    41 in L x 12 in W x 8 in H
    (105 cm x 31 cm x 21 cm)

  • Bay Weight

    < 25 lbs (11 kg)

  • Bay Power

    < 300 W (peak)

  • Processing

    Processing embedded in payload

PERFORMANCE
  • Operational altitude

    3,000 ft – 12,000 ft (1,000 – 4,000 m) AGL

  • Refresh Rate

    ≥ 2 Hz

  • GCS/SCS Archive Length

    100 hrs, expandable

  • Areas of Coverage

    1 km diameter from 3,000 ft (1,000 m) AGL
    4 km diameter from 12,000 ft (4,000 m) AGL

  • Cross-cueing

    Yes

  • Imagery Transmission

    Control centers, mobile devices

  • GSDs

    0.13 m at 3,000 ft (1,000 m) AGL
    0.5 m at 12,000 ft (4,000 m) AGL

  • Viewer Windows

    Up to 10 unique streaming video windows

  • Internal processing

    Compact embedded processing includes
    north-up rendering, real-time and DVR-like
    streaming, and full- mission storage

  • Camera

    > 50 Mpx

  • Onboard Archive Length

    > 4 hrs, expandable to 8 hrs

  • Datalink

    Internal datalink, providing a fully
    integrated single LRU

GROUND/SENSOR CONTROL STATION

Ground/Sensor Control Station can be customized for greater/longer data retention based on customer needs.

Sensor Control and Exploitation

Ground-based (transportable or fixed) and/or aircraft-based

Components

Client, archive server, storage array, UPS, accessories

GCS/SCS Size

8 U, standard rack depth

GCS/SCS Weight

< 250 lbs (115 kg) / < 400 lbs (180 kg) with cases

GCS/SCS Power

600 W

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