Automated Imaging Systems: Multispectral & EO/IR Sensor Payloads for Airborne ISR & SAR

Multispectral & EO/IR Payloads for UAV ISR & SAR

Overwatch Imaging's solutions deliver real-time actionable intelligence while easing operator burden and automating difficult and time-consuming tasks By Mike Ball / 10 Mar 2023
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Overwatch Imaging is a global leader in the development of automated imaging systems for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drones. UST is delighted to welcome Overwatch on board as a supplier partner, and we will be highlighting their unique solutions and capabilities across our channels over the next 12 months.

We’ve just launched Overwatch’s UST supplier profile, which has been written and built by our team in collaboration with the company. The Gold profile showcases their airborne imaging solutions, which have been deployed in six continents around the world, serving a wide range of mission-critical applications including tactical intelligence, firefighting, disaster response, maritime search and rescue, and more.

Read on to find out about their automated imaging products:

UAV Sensor Payloads for Airborne ImagingOverwatch multispectral sensor payloads are platform-agnostic, and can be integrated into a wide range of UAV platforms for day or night-time operations, providing automated intelligence-gathering quickly and efficiently. Image data is processed and analyzed on the edge in real time, allowing immediate quality checks while the aircraft is still in the area of interest and data delivery either during flight or almost immediately after.

The sensors also solve the “soda straw” effect common in traditional video gimbal systems, which results in the user seeing only small high-resolution sections of land or water at a time. Overwatch multispectral imaging systems combine an automated scanning mode with onboard AI-powered analysis to significantly increase the size of an area that can be analyzed, at high resolution, while decreasing the time taken.

EO IR systems for airborne ISRThe PT Series of imaging payloads is optimized for wide-area search, detection, and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), automating the labor-intensive task of searching for small objects of interest in vast and often challenging environments. Featuring onboard edge processing and AI-powered software, the sensors reduce cognitive load on the operator and can be used to cue other networked sensors and devices.

The highly versatile multi-mission sensors are SWaP (size, weight and power)-optimized, making them suitable for a wide range of UAV platforms.

EO IR Sensors for airborne imagingThe TK Series of nadir-oriented payloads is optimized to deliver high-resolution imagery for wide-area multi-domain mapping and intelligence. The sensors provide precise automated step-stare imaging across the roll axis for optimal coverage and resolution, with results that can be viewed in real time, processed and delivered quickly, or archived for post-processing.

Overwatch AI is a powerful onboard software suite that delivers a wide range of automated features and functionality, including automated search and scan modes, object detection, change detection, fire and flood mapping, and much more. The sensor-agnostic software is native to Overwatch’s own smart sensors and can be paired with third-party payloads and FMV gimbals.

The AI-powered software features a number of mission-specific modules optimized for different applications such as land-based mapping & ISR, maritime object detection and monitoring, and fire detection and analysis.

To find out more about Overwatch Imaging and their automated imaging systems for UAVs and drones, please visit their profile page:

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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