US Coast Guard tests UAS-mounted ViDAR

US Coast Guard tests UAS-mounted ViDAR for search missions. Sentient, a developer of computer vision solutions, has announced the successful completion of its live demonstration of ViDAR with the US Coast Guard. The trial was conducted off Cape Cod, MA, over a week with a team from the USCG Research and Development Centre, Hood Technologies and TacAero. The demonstration highlighted ViDAR’s capability to find objects of interest at great distance, whilst searching over wide tracts of ocean from a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS).