Logos Technologies demonstrated its Redkite Wide-Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) sensor to representatives from several Defence, Security, Law Enforcement and Civilian agencies in The Netherlands in partnership with AEC Air Support BV at the Bosschenhoofd airfield.
Housed in a platform-agnostic pod, Redkite has been specifically designed to provide defense support, border security, public safety and humanitarian assistance missions. It was integrated onto a Stemme S-15 powered glider in combination with a Wescam MX-15 full motion video (FMV) turret camera and the complete system was demonstrated for several days, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Weighing less than 35 pounds (16kg) in the pod format, Redkite continuously images a city-sized area, or 12 square kilometers, in medium resolution. It automatically processes the images into an orthorectified, georegistered, time-referenced series of images (a “video”), which is refreshed twice a second. This allows WAMI operators to detect and track all significant movers in the entire scene, the company added.
The Redkite system can record and archive up to 8 hours of imagery in the airborne sensor pod, as well as provide multiple WAMI operators on the ground immediate access to all imagery—allowing them to perform real time forensic analyses that can uncover previously unknown activities, relationships and/or locations of interest.