Sense and Avoid
Pathfinder is developing visual and IR-based remote sensing technology for aircraft using both a single and multi-camera approach. Pathfinder's technology offers increased safety and situational awareness, as well as a means to detect stealthy aircraft. Developed with actual flight test data, PSI's physics-based approach integrates aerodynamic modeling with deep learning. Learn more by going to flightsightpsi.com
In real time, can detect, track and determine a target's state vector Using a single EO or IR camera, including:
3D Speed Vector
Continuous future trajectory estimates
Our system is capable of engaging multiple targets simultaneously against a cluttered background, day or night.
Standalone passive detection and tracking system that creates a series of virtual twins to derive the target's position. This allows the use of a single ownship and can not be spoofed by scale model aircraft like other single-ship methods.
This technology can also be applied to a multi-ship system to increase the detection FOV and ranging accuracy.
Our capabilities are based on a completed Phase II SBIR which was flown on a AFRL BAT-4 drone.
For the commercial market, this technology allows for a low SWAP add-on for both airliners and person aircraft to prevent deadly mid-air collisions.
Drones also benefit from a dedicated air-to-air avoidance system to maneuver around non-cooperating aircraft.
A Unique Approach
Passive sensing of aircraft
Developed from actual, verified flight data
Interfaces with existing avionics and COTS sensors
Integrates aerodynamic modeling with deep learning
Physics based, real-time, 3D model of ownship space
Multi-Use & Low Cost
UAS Detect and Avoid
Increased Safety & Situational Awareness for manned aircraft
Drone detection during vulnerable flight stages