Logos Technologies has successfully conducted advanced flight testing of its Redkite wide-area sensor aboard the Insitu Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
The demonstration was performed in Boardman, Oregon and it was confirmed that Redkite could capture stabilized, wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) and effectively stream it to a number of handheld devices on the ground from the payload bay of the tactical Group 3 UAS.
This is the second positive airborne test with the Integrator.
Back in February, we worked with Insitu to demonstrate that Redkite could handle the launch and in-flight characteristics of Integrator. Now, we confirmed that Redkite captures, renders and stabilizes imagery in real time with its compact, on-board processor, streaming it to the users.
John Marion, President of Logos Technologies
Redkite is compact, lightweight and available in two configurations; a platform-agnostic pod for an integrated payload module and manned and unmanned aircraft.
Both versions are designed to image over 12 Km2 simultaneously—detecting, tracking and recording all important movers within the scene in real time. Redkite also can store about eight hours of geo-tagged mission data for forensic analysis.
When integrated with the Integrator, the WAMI system will provide the tactical commander with latest intelligence and surveillance resources, supplying real-time imagery directly to the mobile device in his hand.
We collectively work with our industry partners to provide customers with new capabilities they desire. Integrator with Redkite delivers WAMI surveillance on a scale previously available only on Group 4 or 5 platforms.
Suzanne McNamara, VP of Business Development and Strategy for Insitu
The subsequent step for the Redkite on Integrator is to additionally reduce the system weight to permit full endurance flights.
We also plan to test the cross-cueing between Redkite and the onboard full-motion gimbal sensor.
Josiah Gruber, Lead Engineer for Redkite