Automated Sensor Operator
An immediate tactical
In complex operational environments, the ability to automate manual, repetitive, and focus-intensive tasks is an invaluable and immediate tactical force-multiplier.
Overwatch Imaging Automated Sensor Operator (ASO) enhances FMV gimbals with powerful automation capabilities that control sensor steering, collect and analyze raw data, and report actionable intelligence in real-time.
Unlocking the Value of
The rising demand for sensors and the intelligence produced is rapidly outpacing the bandwidth and availability of skilled operators and analysts. The ENHANCEMENT of existing hardware and human intelligence with state of the art visual analytics, edge computing and automation will be a powerful tool in bolstering situational awareness, empowering decision making, and contributing to overall success across a wide variety of airborne intelligence missions.
ASO mission examples
Maritime object detection and classification
Linear infrastructure security
Surface warfare targeting
Mapping, wildfire intelligence
Automated people detection
SMART area search
How ASO works
Overwatch ASO is compatible with a growing number of full motion video (FMV) gimbal platforms. The software lives on low-SWaP GPU, is rapidly-deployable, and is supported with updates and new capabilities as they are released.
At its core, ASO automates three distinct areas of sensor operation: Search, Analysis and Reporting
Sensor steering and control
ASO software controls the physical movement of the sensor, converting it from a manually operated video gimbal into an automated, image-based system that optimizes data collection for analysis by AI-driven detection algorithms. ASO automatically optimizes zoom, image resolution, overlap, and scan pattern settings based on dynamic mission factors such lighting conditions, flight profile, target of interest size , and desired intelligence output.
Control of the sensor is easily exchanged between manual and automated operation, allowing for automated detections to be rapidly interrogated by the operator.
FMV Gimbals are are invaluable ISR tools, but they are limited to single target interrogation and require focused effort by skilled operators, who typically have a variety of other tasks to manage at the same time.
Leveraging ASO for sensor steering and object detection tasks allows operators to review multiple objects of interest simultaneously while maintaining situational awareness and a continual view of the scene ahead
Search with ASO
The full-stack advantage
Overwatch Imaging is uniquely positioned as an industry pioneer at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, computer vision and remote sensing. Through years of developing our own suite of high-resolution multispectral imaging systems, we have hundreds of terabytes of data from across the globe at our disposal for the development, training and testing of our AI models.
Owning the entire stack, from data collection, to cataloging, labeling, curation, and testing allows us to innovate rapidly, train and test new models with robust data sets, and remain agile with customers to create important mission capabilities in a matter of weeks instead of months or years.