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Logos to develop WAMI with Insitu


February 11, 2019
By UAV Canada Staff

Logos Technologies of Virginia finalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Insitu, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, to be the preferred provider of wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors for the latter’s line of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

With the new MOU, Logos Technologies will be leveraging its previous work with RedKite-I and other WAMI systems to develop more sensor payloads for Insitu’s Integrator tactical UAS. This arrangement follows on earlier news that the RedKite-I is now an official Insitu product offering for U.S. and international customers.

Redkite-I is a compact wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor that’s housed in the payload bay of the Insitu Integrator, a Group 3 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Like larger WAMI systems, Redkite-I can monitor a city-sized area in near real-time, detecting and tracking multiple targets while also recording events for later analysis.

“By adding the RedKite-I WAMI system as a payload on its platform, Insitu now gives their users the unprecedented capability to detect and track multiple targets across a city-sized area,” said John Marion, president of Logos Technologies. “Not only does this support real-time operations, it also helps analysts uncover hidden relationships between people, places, and events within the scene.”

The RedKite-I WAMI sensor for the Insitu Integrator weighs less than 25 pounds (11 kg) and operates a 50-plus megapixel electro-optical camera. It has a coverage area of 4 km in diameter, flying on an Integrator at 12,000 feet AGL. Logos explains the system carries a powerful, onboard edge processor for real-time image processing and streams real-time imagery to mobile devices on the ground. It records up to eight hours of imagery onboard for real-time forensic analysis

“We are always working to deliver powerful and versatile systems in ever smaller, more compact packages,” said Marion. “Right now, we are finalizing development of an infrared WAMI system similar in size to the RedKite-I, for night operations.” Like the RedKite-I, these new systems will be available for international markets and customers.