Unmanned Vehicles

Alpha, Sightec enter partnership

20th November 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Spain's Alpha Unmanned Systems, manufacturer of the Alpha 800 gasoline-powered UAS, has entered into a technology partnership with Sightec, an Israel-based developer of video image stabilisation and object detection software.

Operating without a gimbal, Sightec’s image stabilisation electronic solution is designed to eliminate vibrations on one, two or three axes. The system can be used for a variety of UAS missions, from border surveillance to infrastructure inspection.

Eric Freeman, CEO of Alpha Unmanned Systems, said: ‘Using Sightec, we significantly reduce man-hours previously needed to detect moving objects. Flying at 1,100m altitude, imagery from the Alpha 800 taken over Jaén, Spain appears crystal clear. Man-hours are reduced and bandwidth requirements needed for transmission are minimised.’

Roy Shmuel, CEO of Sightec, said: ‘We are delighted to integrate our technology onto the Alpha 800 platform. With 2.5 hours of flight time, our image stabilisation system makes the image analysis work very easy and accurate.’

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