Sentient's Automated Target Detection at IDEX 2011
Melbourne, Australia - 14 February 2011 --[ASDWire]-- Sentient will showcase Kestrel, its automated target detection solution for full motion video (FMV), at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Kestrel is a software solution that processes electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) FMV from manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Using artificial intelligence (AI) based video analysis; the software automatically detects and tracks small targets in difficult environments - land and sea.
With a proven detection performance down to a few pixels, Kestrel acts as a capability multiplier for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. It assists ISR operators and image analysts in detecting dismounts, camouflaged objects moving in and out of shadows or small vessels at sea from considerable distances.
"Kestrel empowers military and civilian agencies to automatically process the vast and ever increasing amounts of ISR imagery in a timely manner, offering them unprecedented situational awareness," stated Dr Paul Boxer, Managing Director at Sentient.
Dr Boxer mentioned the importance of IDEX as Sentient is expanding its business relations in the Middle East and North African region in 2011.
"Sentient realizes the opportunities for future growth as the interests in FMV analysis rapidly increases. Exhibiting at IDEX positions us well to respond to increased demand and engage with partners and customers in the Middle East and North African region," said Boxer.
Sentient will be demonstrating Kestrel at IDEX, Booth #11-C02.
Currently, Kestrel is deployed in Afghanistan in support of both Australian Army and Air Force operations.
Source : Sentient Vision Systems
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