US: Exelis has unveiled a wide area airborne surveillance system called CorvusEye 1500 that can capture colour video from multiple views over a large area. The persistent surveillance system was developed primarily to support the needs of law enforcement, defence and military, but could also be used in other areas, such as land management or the protection of wildlife and critical infrastructure. The CorvusEye system can track movement that may be connected to potentially hazardous or illicit activity, as well as other trends like migratory or invasive wildlife behaviour.
The CorvusEye system includes a colour electro-optical sensor that can monitor day or night over 3 kilometers in circumference. It also enables rapid decision-making using an embedded analytical framework developed by Exelis called CogniSense, which processes data from multiple sensors and provides information to users in real time. CorvusEye and CogniSense are examples of products that Exelis offers as part of its strategic focus on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and analytics. A single CorvusEye sensor can serve up to 10 different area views simultaneously providing close-up details with streaming footage. The system can also quickly gather critical intelligence in support of investigations using archived footage. As an end-to-end system, CorvusEye can be used on manned and unmanned platforms and offers ground station software for live data streaming to mobile devices.