has revealed the brand new surveillance monster called SkEye, It can perform Wide Area Persistent Surveillance ( ) video surveillance using airborne manned and unmanned platforms.
is simply a beast that enables security or military forces to offer a billion-pixel coverage of an area up to 80 square kilometers large in real-time, with the actual size of the area depending on the sensor’s height.
The system employs a single payload that integrates multiple cameras which combine to provide an image of one billion pixels in size. The SkEye system can be attached to a light manned aircraft or even large Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), as already seen with the military operations in at least two countries.
The system consists of an Electro-Optic (EO) sensor, image processor, data storage units, and sends data to the ground-based SkEye Control and Management Center for quick processing and analysis. The team can also configure specific flag events using a customized alert system.
SkEye can observe and record a much wider area than any mainstream UAS-carried Visual Intelligence (VISINT) systems which makes it an incredibly powerful tool. SkEye can also switch between real-time or “back in time” video footage within the covered area, and the system allows ten different areas to be analyzed in depth by different users at the same time!