FAIRFAX, Va.Logos Technologies in Fairfax, Virginia, is introducing a new version of its lightweight Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) airborne sensor for defense, public safety, and border security missions. Company engineers reduced the weight of the already low-weight Redkite sensor line, adapting the latest version for the internal payload of a small Group 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS), commonly called drones.
Redkite pod mounted on a helicopter
Designed to operate at 12,000 feet above ground level, the Redkite WAMI system can image a whole city-sized area all at once, detecting and simultaneously tracking in real time, while also recording events for later analysis.
Redkite’s greater than 50-megapixel camera can image an area up to four kilometers in diameter. From within this expansive field of view, operators can retrieve up to 10 select video feeds, and stream them down to hundreds of desktop computers, tablets, or other mobile devices in real time.
In its pod form, Redkite weighs less than 35 pounds (15 kilograms) and can be mounted on a variety of helicopters, planes, and UAS.
Redkite podded version:
Pod size: 34 in (86 cm) L x 11 in (28 cm) W x 9 in (23 cm) H
Pod weight: < 35 lbs (16 kg)
Redkite integrated in internal payload bay of Group 3 UAS:
Size: 41 in x 12 in x 8 in
Weight: ~31 lbs (prototype); final product <25 lbs
Targeted missions for the Redkite sensor family include:
- 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
Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies LLC is a diversified science, engineering, and technology company specializing in the fields of advanced sensors, wide-area motion imagery, advanced analytics, and processing of large, multisource datasets. Logos serves government customers, including the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and Department of Homeland Security, as well as a range of customers in commercial and international markets.
Search the Aerospace & Defense Buyer's Guide
The go-to resource for Intelligent Aerospace technology news & information:
Covering key topics
Across all market segments
Subscribe to the free Intelligent Inbox e-newsletter
Subscribe to receive all the latest aerospace technology news & information, delivered directly to your e-mail inbox twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Sign upfor your free subscription to the Intelligent Inbox e-newsletter at http://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/subscribe.html.