Redkite WAMI sensor tested in flight

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MAG Aerospace and Logos Technologies have successfully tested an ultra-light wide-area sensor for on-demand airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services.

The Logos-built Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor was tested on board a Cessna 206 turboprop in Carthage, North Carolina.

During the trial, the companies validated the sensor’s WAMI capability as an on-demand airborne service by streaming video to Android tablets held by ground personnel.

“Redkite is the smallest, most power-efficient WAMI system available on the market,” said John Marion, president of Logos Technologies.

Weighing less than 30 lb (14kg), Redkite features a 50-plus megapixel camera capable of capturing an image up to 4km in diameter at 12,000ft above the ground.

The WAMI sensor records, stores and processes all activity within its coverage area for up to eight hours, allowing users to rewind through imagery and analyze past events in real time or forensically on the ground.

It can provide up to ten video windows, and allows multiple users to stream and watch footage on tablets or other mobile devices.

June 16, 2016

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