ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging), the world's first Optical Radar, is a wide area optical search system proven to operate up to Sea State 6. ViDAR autonomously finds objects on the surface of the ocean over vastly greater areas than traditional search methods. ViDAR operates optically so it is unaffected by white caps and other effects that impact technology such as radar.
Day and Night, ViDAR is able to detect objects that are very small – much beyond the capability of the human eye – to dramatically extend the coverage of tactical UAS in a broad range of search missions including search and rescue, illegal fishing, counter narcotics and maritime security. ViDAR is in use today on UAS with the Royal Australian Navy, US Coast Guard and other agencies and forces.