Logos Technologies has been selected to provide its wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors for Insitu’s line of UAS, the company announced on 4 February.
With a weight of less than 25lb, the RedKite-I sensor has a coverage area of 4km in diameter, flying at 12,000ft above ground level. The sensor operates a 50-plus megapixel electro-optical camera; carries an onboard edge processor for real-time image processing; streams real-time imagery to mobile devices on the ground; and records up to eight hours of imagery onboard for real-time forensic analysis.
John Marion, president of Logos Technologies, said: ‘By adding the RedKite-I WAMI system as a payload on their platform, Insitu now gives their users the unprecedented capability to detect and track multiple targets across a city-sized area. Not only does this support real-time operations, it also helps analysts uncover hidden relationships between people, places and events within the scene.’
Logos Technologies also plans to develop an infrared WAMI system similar in size to the RedKite-I for night operations.