Sentient Vision presenting ViDAR optical radar at the Aerial SAR Asia Pacific and AAUS Exploring an Uncrewed Future conferences

Published on: February 2019

Melbourne, Australia, February 15th, 2019

Simon Olsen of Sentient Vision will be presenting sessions on ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging), the world’s first optical radar, at the upcoming Aerial Search & Rescue and AAUS events in Melbourne, Australia in February.

At Aerial Search & Rescue Asia Pacific, Simon will share an overview of the first operational deployment of ViDAR for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on their Challenger 604 search and rescue aircraft. He will cover the capability advance ViDAR provides in AMSA’s front-line search for hard to find small objects at sea, in particular people overboard and small rubber rafts. Simon’s presentation is at 14.35 on Thursday 21st February.

At the AAUS Exploring an Unmanned Future Conference, Simon will discuss how Australian industrial collaboration is innovating to create next generation Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) capability for Australia’s next tactical UAS. Simon’s presentation is at 13:55 on Monday 25th February.

Sentient will also be at Avalon 2019 on stand 2G18 in the Victorian Government Pavilion from 26th February till 1st March to showcase ViDAR.

About Sentient Vision Systems:

Sentient Vision Systems develops and deploys computer vision solutions for defense and civil applications. Since 1999 Sentient has specialized in video analytics with a primary focus on the development of automated detection software for full motion video. With over 1,700 systems deployed, Sentient’s solutions enhance the performance of EO/IR operations for many agencies and forces worldwide.


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