Sentient Vision Systems, a leading provider of cutting-edge technology solutions, has successfully integrated its groundbreaking visual detection and ranging (vidar) payload onto the state-of-the-art VXE30 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Edgewater Autonomy. Through the power of artificial intelligence (AI), Sentient’s groundbreaking technology enhances the VXE30’s capabilities, enabling it to revolutionize maritime operations with its exceptional wide-area search capability.
The VXE30, a remarkable addition to the renowned Stalker series of small UAVs, has the capacity to effortlessly detect and track objects that are challenging for the human eye to discern or are easily missed by conventional radar systems. By seamlessly combining AI, computer vision, machine learning, and cutting-edge electro-optic and infrared (EO/IR) sensors, Vidar exponentially improves the UAV’s surveillance capabilities.
This groundbreaking technology has already proven its efficiency and reliability over the years by being deployed in various critical missions such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), maritime patrol and border protection, as well as search and rescue operations. Since 2015, it has consistently demonstrated superior performance even in harsh conditions, supporting effective decision-making in Sea State 6 situations characterized by very rough waves measuring between 4m and 6m.
Q: What is Vidar technology?
A: Vidar technology developed by Sentient combines AI, computer vision, machine learning, and cutting-edge sensors to enable UAVs to passively detect objects that are difficult to spot or recognize with the human eye or conventional radar.
Q: What capabilities are enhanced by Vidar technology?
A: Vidar enhances the wide-area search capability of UAVs, allowing for improved surveillance and detection of objects that may be challenging for the human eye or conventional radar to identify.
Q: What missions have utilized Sentient’s Vidar technology?
A: Sentient’s Vidar technology has been successfully deployed in critical missions such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), maritime patrol and border protection, as well as search and rescue operations since 2015.
Q: Can Vidar technology perform well in rough conditions?
A: Yes, Vidar technology has proven its efficiency in Sea State 6 conditions, which are defined as very rough waves measuring between 4m and 6m. Its performance remains reliable even in such challenging environments.