AUSA 2019: Logos Technologies unveils its new airborne Multi-Modal Sensor Pod

PlasLogos Technologies exhibits for the very first time at AUSA 2019, the Association of United States Army defense exhibition, its airborne, platform-flexible Multi-Modal Sensor Pod (MMSP).

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The Multi-Modal Sensor Pod combines wide-area, hyperspectral, and high-resolution sensors into a single podded system, with real-time onboard processing and storage. (Picture source Army Recognition)

Mounted on planes, helicopters and Group 3-5 unmanned aircraft systems, the MMSP includes a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system, a wide-area hyperspectral imager, a high-resolution spotter, and an onboard embedded processor for real-time processing and storage.

The three MMSP sensors work in partnership, with autonomous cross tasking, to deliver comprehensive, multi-layered information in real-time.

“This is invaluable and a great force multiplier to the warfighter,” said Doug Rombough, VP of Business Development for Logos Technologies, “because it greatly reduces the number of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sorties needed over a target area, saving time, saving platforms and saving equipment.”

As part of the MMSP, the WAMI system can image a city-sized area in medium resolution, enough to detect and track every mover within the vast scene, while the narrow-field high-resolution spotter can be cued to monitor 10-plus locations automatically, providing identification-quality imagery.

The hyperspectral imager provides additional information by scanning the scene for unique spectral signatures of camouflaging netting, explosive stores, tank hulls or any other relevant targets. The MMSP hyperspectral imager covers an area 15 times larger than that of traditional hyperspectral sensors.

“The MMSP covers an area in real-time as well as records, tags and stores up to eight hours of imagery for review by analysts while the pod is still in the air. It does all of this while fitting in a package that weighs less than 100 pounds (45kg),” Rombough said.