Logos Technologies’ Redkite-I, a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system designed for the Insitu Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS), successfully completed its final flight test during the last week of August at the Insitu flight test facilities in Boardman, Oregon. The lightweight WAMI sensor successfully demonstrated complete end-to-end functionality, including highly stable imagery, live WAMI streaming, vehicle tracking, and real-time forensics. Because of this validation, Redkite-I will now be added to the Insitu Inc. catalogue of sensors available for the company’s tactical UAS.
WAMI systems are very powerful real-time imaging sensors that have typically flown on larger aircraft or aerostats. But thanks to the extensive engineering experience of Logos Technologies, Redkite-I weighs less than 25 pounds, or 11 kg, and is compact enough to be integrated into the payload bay of the Integrator.
When flying at 12,000 feet AGL, the Redkite-I WAMI system:
- Continuously images a city-sized area in real time, with medium resolution;
- Automatically processes imagery for easy cross-referencing and cueing of other sensors;
- Records and stores up to eight hours of WAMI data aboard the UAS; and
- Provides immediate access to multiple areas of recorded imagery for real-time forensic analysis.
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