Edge processing achieved during flight test with SPRITE multi-sensor podNews
July 28, 2021
FAIRFAX, Va. Logos Technologies LLC, developer of wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) systems, announced that, with the test flight of the Spectral and Reconnaissance Imaging for Tactical Exploitation (SPRITE) POD earlier this year, the company has met the goals outlined in its five-year contract with the Office of Naval Research.
A U.S. military version of the company’s platform-agnostic Multi-Modal Sensor Pod (MMSP), SPRITE was flown on a manned Cessna 337 Super Skymaster. Officials claim the company was able to use SPRITE’s sensor modalities to detect signatures of interest, process that data on the fly, and stream it down in real time to a ground station.
The SPRITE pod houses an ultra-light Logos Technologies RedKite WAMI sensor, a high-definition spotter camera, and commercial shortwave infrared hyperspectral sensor. In addition, SPRITE contained a palm-sized Multi-Modal Edge Processor (MMEP), also developed by Logos Technologies, to process the raw data being produced.
The company claims that instead of a hyperspectral sensor, the MMSP could include LIDAR or a signals intelligence package, depending on customer need. Additionally, at the upcoming Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, in Washington, D.C., Logos Technologies will be showcasing the SPRITE pod.