ISR For Tethered Aerostats
Logos Technologies Sensor Systems
Logos Technologies offers a broad range of wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) systems for airborne platforms, including powerful, 360-degree EO/IR sensors that can be mounted to tethered aerostats.
These aerostat-borne WAMI systems deliver true persistent surveillance, detecting and tracking multiple vehicles and dismounts across a city-sized area, around the clock—for days, and even weeks, at a time.
In addition to its advanced WAMI systems, Logos Technologies also produces a dual-sensor hostile fire detection (HFD) system that can likewise be mounted to a tethered aerostat.
This HFD system combines electro-optical and acoustic detection modalities for precision warning and can also work in conjunction with a WAMI system on the same tethered aerostat.
AEROSTAT SENSOR SYSTEMS
Kestrel Block II
Lightweight, Wide-Area Motion Imagery for AerostatsThe next generation of the Kestrel wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system, the Kestrel Block II — like its battlefield-proven predecessor — can detect and track multiple vehicles and dismounts moving over a city-sized area, 24 hours a day, for weeks at a time. The Block II is nearly half that weight of the original Kestrel, allowing it to be mounted on a wider range of aerostats. In addition, Kestrel Block II is exportable to international customers. READ MORE
Lightweight Wide-Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) for Aerostats and MastsSimera is an exportable wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system light enough to be mounted on small aerostats and masts. The entire system—aerostat and ground control station included—is, in fact, so compact that it can be transported in a Humvee and made airborne in under three hours. Much like its Kestrel predecessor, Simera can monitor a city-sized area at once, detecting vehicles and moving dismounts in near real-time. The WAMI sensor can also cue available high-resolution, narrow-field video cameras for close-in inspection. In addition, Simera records everything occurring within its field of view for later analysis. READ MORE
Dual-Sensor Hostile Fire Detection for Aerostats and MastsSerenity is an advanced hostile fire detection (HFD) system that combines electro-optical (EO) and acoustic sensors to pinpoint the origin of heavy weapons fire and explosive detonations from up to 10 kilometers away in any direction. This enables a response force to rapidly react to, and potentially deter, further enemy attack. READ MORE
Aerostat-Mounted Sensor Capabilities
Though it depends on the specific system and how high the tethered aerostat is flying, a Logos Technologies WAMI sensor will typically cover some 100 square kilometers.
Within that expansive field of view, the WAMI output has unlimited pan and digital zoom, with the imagery collected being tagged, indexed, and archived up to 30 days—though ground control stations can be customized with more servers for even longer storage.
As for the Logos Technologies aerostat-mounted, dual-sensor HFD system, it has an even greater coverage area than the WAMI sensor.
The dual-sensor HFD covers more than 200 square kilometers, detecting and locating the point of origin of enemy fire up to 10 kilometers away. Since the HFD employs both electro-optical and acoustic sensors, it has a very low false alarm rate, even at distance.
Both the WAMI and HFD systems can also cue other airborne sensors to take a closer look at targets.
Proven Success of Our Tethered Aerostat Sensors
The Logos Technologies line of tethered aerostat-mounted solutions is the result of extensive development and testing and has proven itself in the field. Our systems have been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, where in the battlefield they have accumulated more than 200,000 operational hours safeguarding Coalition troops and bases.
In addition, our tethered aerostat sensor systems have been used in a civilian setting, being successfully employed to help safeguard the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, and tested along the U.S.-Mexico border, to combat illegal, cross-border trafficking.
System Support for Tethered Aerostat Sensors
Logos Technologies provides operator training on its aerostat-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.
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.