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Purple Cat Broadcasts Athena AI as Pc Imaginative and prescient Companion for Teal 2

by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby

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Army know-how firm Purple Cat Holdings has introduced Athena AI as a pc imaginative and prescient associate for its Teal 2 military-grade drone. Army decision-support firm Athena has licensed its proprietary pc imaginative and prescient structure to Purple Cat, which permits high-speed monitoring of objects and in-depth knowledge exploitation at slower speeds. Athena’s resolution is able to figuring out weapons, objects and poses at evening, in addition to Identification Pal or Foe (IFF) markers like Cyalume HALOs and IR beacons.

Athena AI’s pc imaginative and prescient structure, which shall be built-in with the Teal 2 army drone, can determine individuals and weapons at evening.

“The Teal 2 is a mission-focused army drone, and our partnership with Athena permits us to combine the very newest pc imaginative and prescient know-how,” mentioned Purple Cat CEO Jeff Thompson. “In army operations, each second counts, and Athena’s potential to trace objects at evening means our drone can ship essential intel to warfighters and commanders, offering fast decision-making assist.”

With the combination of Athena AI, the Teal 2 is ready to assist night-time Hazard Shut Fireplace Missions. It is ready to find and acknowledge the Ahead Line of Personal Troops (FLOT) as compared with the enemy, enabling precision and protected fires on the goal. Athena moreover helps fast in-field target-set updates, with as brief as a 72 hour turnaround for brand new target-detection algorithms, enabling fast response to rising threats.

Athena’s resolution can detect identification Pal or Foe (IFF) markers, comparable to Cyalume HALOs.

“Most army operations happen at evening, and Athena is proud to assist the Teal 2 ‘Dominate the Night time™, by providing our pc imaginative and prescient structure,” mentioned Athena CEO Stephen Bornstein. “We’re additionally excited to showcase our tech to the worldwide buyer base that Purple Cat has constructed on its status for distinctive merchandise.”

The Teal 2’s beforehand introduced know-how companions embrace Teledyne FLIR, Tomahawk Robotics, Reveal Know-how and Immervision. The Teal 2 is the primary sUAS to be outfitted with FLIR’s Hadron 640R sensor.

Purple Cat has already stuffed an order from U.S. Customs and Border Safety for 54 models of the Teal 2. Final month, a Purple Cat delegation led by Jeff Thompson visited NATO nations to debate assist for Ukrainian forces.

In the meantime, Athena introduced its first export gross sales to the U.S. Division of Protection in January. At present, the corporate is holding a know-how demonstration on the Avalon 2023 Australian Worldwide Airshow from February twenty eighth to March fifth.

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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.




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