ViDAR -
Visual Detection
and Ranging

ViDAR provides over
80 times the area coverage
compared with existing
EO/IR systems

 

ViDAR is an airborne persistent wide area maritime search system that autonomously detects objects on the ocean surface and provides the operator with a detailed image of objects that other search methods often miss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ViDAR -
Visual Detection
and Ranging

ViDAR provides over
80 times the area coverage
compared with existing
EO/IR systems

ViDAR is an airborne persistent wide area maritime search system that autonomously detects objects on the ocean surface and provides the operator with a detailed image of objects that other search methods often miss.

How it works

ViDAR consists of five or ten 9-megapixel secondary sensors for 180 degree or 360 degree persistent surveillance. These sensors are coupled with the onboard automation software designed to automatically detect objects on the ocean in real time. The 9 megapixel sensors operate akin to an airborne radar, but in the visual domain, by sending objects detected to the operator for further analysis by the aircraft’s primary sensor.

 

ViDAR fits onto the V-200 as an external pod with the 5 or 10 high-resolution digital cameras continuously scanning the surface of the ocean in conditions up to sea state 6.
ViDAR autonomously detects any object on the surface of the ocean, providing the ground control station with an image and location coordinate of each object detected in real time.
Selection of one of these images automatically cross-cues the primary sensor to objects of interest for closer inspection.

 

 

 

 

Capabilities

 

  20 NM search swath   Over 13,360 NM2 of ocean coverage in 12hrs at 60kts   Low SWaP addition to tactical UAS  
                   

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