Sentient has enhanced its automated target detection solution Kestrel Maritime to detect small, high visibility objects such as life jackets, supporting maritime search and rescue operations.
Kestrel Maritime is a software solution that processes electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) full motion video (FMV) from manned and unmanned vehicles (UAVs). The Life Jacket Detection enhances Kestrel Maritime's EO capability to automatically detect small, high visibility objects while searching wide maritime areas.
The original Kestrel Maritime application operates in real-time, automatically detecting small objects such as pirate or illegal fishing vessels and objects with low electronic signature. The solution takes into account whitecaps, sun glare and other challenging visibility effects. Complementing radar, Kestrel Maritime supports a wide range of maritime ISR patrol missions.