In this video Sentient Vision demonstrates how its ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging) Maritime enables small and tactical uncrewed systems to perform search missions.
ViDAR Maritime is a wide-area optical search system that uses computer vision and deep learning to autonomously find objects on the surface of the ocean in conditions up to Sea State 6. Featuring an external camera layout tailored to the specific drone platform and use case, and onboard low-SWaP processing electronics, it provides more than 300 times the coverage of existing EO/IR systems.
ViDAR Maritime provides operators with thumbnail images and coordinates of each object detected in real time. Upon selection of an image, it initiates automatic cross-cueing of the UAV’s primary sensor to objects of interest for closer inspection.
The versatile system features specialized configuration profiles for search & rescue and wide area search, and can be tailored towards a variety of fixed-wing and rotary drone platforms.