[Avionics Today 06-10-2016] MAG Aerospace and Logos Technologies’ ultra-light Redkite Wide-Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) sensor has been successfully tested aboard a Cessna 206 turboprop in Carthage, North Carolina. The airborne test, which took place in late May, proved the viability of WAMI as an on-demand airborne service by streaming video down to Android tablets held by ground personnel.
Developed by Logos Technologies, Redkite weighs less than 30 pounds and includes a 50-plus-megapixel camera to image an area up to four kilometers in diameter at 12,000 feet above ground level. Redkite records, stores, and processes all activity within its coverage area for up to eight hours.
MAG Aerospace plans to have the Cessna 206 and integrated Redkite pod, along with operators and maintenance crews, delivered to customers in the near future.