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Sense & Avoid

Opto-Knowledge Systems Inc (OKSI) develops closed-loop sense & avoid solutions for UAV-UGV platforms. We develop custom turn-key solutions for platforms ranging from small quadcopters up through Group 5 aerial platforms. Whether you need an active or passive solution, we have you covered! Examples of our recently implemented solutions include:

  • Single-camera structure-from-motion for long-range look-ahead and sense & avoid for fast-moving aerial platforms. We can provide up to 1,200 meter look-ahead for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aerial platforms. The 1,200 meter look-ahead provides more than 15-seconds of look-ahead for an aerial platform traveling at 150 miles per hour.
  • Dual-camera stereo vision solutions for sUAS platforms. We design custom kits with ultra low SWAP-C to provide real-time close-quarters sense & avoid.
  • LIDAR-based sense/avoid closed loop avoidance and route planning solutions for Group 1 to Group 5 aerial platforms.

If your platform need obstacle avoidance integrated into the control solution – we are your one-stop shop for sensors, algorithms, and integration. Contact us today!

Related Publications

  1. HolmesParker, C., Barrios, L., Waree, N., Gat, N., "LWIR Stereo Obstacle Avoidance Rig (SOAR) for Aerial Vehicles”, 2018 Meeting of the Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) Specialty Committee on Passive Sensors, 19-22 March, 2018, Gaithersburg, MD.

  2. HolmesParker, C., Scriven, G., Dellaert, F., and Gat, N. "EO/IR Stereo Obstacle Avoidance Rig (SOAR)," Meeting of the MSS Passive Sensors, Gaithersburg, MD, 15 September 2015.

  3. HolmesParker, C., Foes, S., Lee, K., Gat, N., "Thermal IR Day/Night Video-Based Aerial Navigation System (VANS)," Military Sensing Symposium Passive Sensors, 2014.

UAS platform real-time sense & avoid.

Example of raw range map outputs for passive ranging out to
approximately 2,000 meters.


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