Overwatch Imaging

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

United States of America
Overwatch Imaging
Automated Imaging Systems: Multispectral & EO/IR Sensor Payloads for Airborne ISR & SAR
33 Nichols Parkway, Suite 390, Hood River, Oregon 97031 USA United States of America Regional offices

Overwatch Imaging is a global leader in the development of automated imaging systems for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), drones and crewed aircraft. Based on state-of-the-art AI, computer vision and sensor fusion technologies, our cutting-edge imaging solutions deliver real-time actionable intelligence quickly and efficiently, while easing operator burden and automating difficult and time-consuming tasks.

Our airborne imaging solutions 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.

Automated Imaging Systems: Multispectral & EO/IR Sensors

Smart sensor payloads for real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)

UAV Sensor Payloads for Airborne ImagingOur 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.

PT Series Smart EO/IR Sensors

Outward-facing wide-area search & airborne ISR sensors

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.

payload for airborne imagingPT-6

  • Lowest-SWaP PT sensor
  • Roll-axis operation for wide-area search
  • RGB & LWIR cameras
  • 90x60cm, 2.5kg

airborne imaging payloadPT-8D

  • Cost-effective sensor
  • Wide-area search and ISR in daytime operations
  • RBG camera, RGB & optional LWIR forward video
  • 44x28cm, 9kg

UAV ISR payloadPT-8N

  • Payload with multiple thermal imagers
  • Designed for nighttime and crossover day/night operations
  • 2x HD LWIR cameras, RGB & LWIR forward video
  • 21x29cm, 9kg

UAV Payload for ISRPT-8DN

  • Versatile payload for day/night operations
  • Low SWaP footprint
  • HD LWIR & 2x RGB cameras, RGB & LWIR forward video
  • 20x31cm, 7.5 kg

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TK Series Smart EO/IR Sensors

Nadir-oriented imaging sensors for wide-area mapping & ISR

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.

mapping and ISR payloadTK-7

  • Lowest-SWaP TK sensor
  • Optimized for low- to mid-altitude operations
  • RGB, NIR & LWIR cameras
  • 28x28x20 cm, 5kg

multispectral sensor payloadTK-8

  • 360-degree roll for wide imaging swath
  • Suitable for low- to high-altitude operations
  • RGB, NIR, LWIR, MWIR & SWIR cameras
  • 49x17x19cm, 11kg

multispectral sensor payloadTK-9

  • Built for fastest and highest-altitude operations
  • Integrates into airframe
  • 27kg, size dependent on form factor
  • RGB, NIR, LWIR, MWIR & SWIR cameras

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Overwatch AI

Automated sensor software for detection and analysis

Overwatch AI is a powerful onboard software suite that delivers a wide range of automate 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 our 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.

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Tactical ISR sensors

Tactical ISR

Our airborne ISR sensors combine high-fidelity imagery and wide-area data sets to deliver high-quality actionable intelligence for time-critical tactical applications.

situational awareness imaging solutions

Emergency & Fire Services

Overwatch airborne imaging solutions are ideal for providing crucial situational awareness for emergency response applications such as wildfires, natural disasters and oil and chemical spills.

Maritime SAR Payloads

Maritime SAR

Providing wide-area multispectral imaging, our sensors are ideal for automating the challenging and time-consuming job of finding, identifying and tracking objects of interest at sea for SAR, border patrol, vessel detection and more.

Multispectral Imaging Systems

Inspection & Mapping

Combining multispectral imaging systems with powerful onboard data processing, our solutions are ideal for quick and efficient high-resolution mapping of terrain as well as inspection of infrastructure and agriculture.

Regional Offices & Locations
Overwatch Imaging United States of America 33 Nichols Parkway, Suite 390, Hood River, Oregon 97031 USA +1-541-716-4832 Contact Website