Sentient to showcase latest trends and developments in Automated Target Detection for Full Motion Video at IDEX 2011
Melbourne, Australia – 14 February 2011 – Sentient will showcase Kestrel, its automated target
detection solution for full motion video (FMV), at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference
(IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Kestrel is a software solution that processes electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) FMV from manned
and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Using artificial intelligence (AI) based video analysis; the
software automatically detects and tracks small targets in difficult environments – land and sea.
With a proven detection performance down to a few pixels, Kestrel acts as a capability multiplier for
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. It assists ISR operators and image
analysts in detecting dismounts, camouflaged objects moving in and out of shadows or small vessels
at sea from considerable distances.
“Kestrel empowers military and civilian agencies to automatically process the vast and ever increasing
amounts of ISR imagery in a timely manner, offering them unprecedented situational awareness,”
stated Dr Paul Boxer, Managing Director at Sentient.
Dr Boxer mentioned the importance of IDEX as Sentient is expanding its business relations in the
Middle East and North African region in 2011.
“Sentient realizes the opportunities for future growth as the interests in FMV analysis rapidly
increases. Exhibiting at IDEX positions us well to respond to increased demand and engage with
partners and customers in the Middle East and North African region,” said Boxer.
Sentient will be demonstrating Kestrel at IDEX, Booth #11-C02.
Currently, Kestrel is deployed in Afghanistan in support of both Australian Army and Air Force