Logos Technologies has demonstrated the Light Weight Expeditionary Airborne Persistent Surveillance (LEAPS) system successively.
The Office of Naval Research has funded the development of the LEAPS system. The light-weight LEAPS system will offer a persistent-surveillance capability to the Marine Corps and the Navy. Logos conducted the LEAPS presentation in Swansboro, NC, for the Operational Adaptation Developmental Test-02.
The LEAPS system, the latest development in the domain of persistent surveillance from Logos, is a novel important methodology for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). The ISR enables the users to view, note, and evaluate activities over city-sized regions. The LEAPS system is more capable and considerably smaller in comparison to similar systems that have flown earlier.
The LEAP system demonstration was the outcome of a one-year rapid reaction effort. The system gathered data from over five sites for a duration of more than 20 hours. At these sites, the system recorded exercise activities conducted over densely populated and rural regions. Logos will continue its focus on the development of the LEAPS payload, besides other types of more capable persistent surveillance systems that are light in weight. LEAPS and various other ground-based and airborne sensors also took part in the demonstration related to joint gathering of airborne imagery information and other intelligence forms. During the demonstration, both forensic and real-time exploitation was exhibited along with the Logos software.
Greg Poe, the President of Logos, explained that the present systems that are developed by Logos as well as by various organizations are weighing 500 lb or more. Poe added that these systems are flown on a range of manned aircraft. Poe informed that Logos commenced the development of the LEAPS hypothesis three years back after appreciating that the weight and the payload size restrict the usage of this innovative system concept. Poe revealed that Logos reduced the system weight to less than 50 lb, which enabled them to use carry out persistent surveillance using smaller UAVs for supporting the U.S. military forces. Poe added that it is possible to integrate light-weight and small systems easily into a multi-mission aircraft without displacing other payloads. Poe concluded that miniaturization also increases the application scope for persistence surveillance.