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Video Downloads.   These videos demonstrate Vision RL and HawkEye II Wide Area Surveillance capabilities but due to the constraints imposed on file sizes, the videos have been reduced in size and resolution.  They will however, give you a sense of what Wide Area Surveillance sensors are capable of.


HawkEye II - Demonstration


Setting:  Dayton, Ohio and Compton, California.  Overcast in both locations.  HawkEye II is mounted in a Cessna 207 orbiting at various altitudes.

Scene I:  View of downtown Dayton.  This is intended to show what can be seen.  Look closely and you will see people moving around on the sidewalk.   

Scene II:  The analyst has been asked to track a vehicle as it moves along the highway in Dayton, Ohio.

Scene III:  Compton, CA.  This is a real event.  What was thought to be an opportunistic crime by a suspect doing a "chain grab" turned out to be a bit more organized.   The suspect exited a vehicle, ran along the street, grabbed the necklace off a victim, then ran to the getaway car that had moved to the other side of the block.


Objective:  This video was put together to show the tracking capability of HawkEye II.  It is also intended to show how Wide Area Motion Imagery brings value to investigators by being able to tell the entire story of a suspicous event.


Note:  The actual imagery has a higher resolution than we are able to show here.

HawkEye I - 88 megapixels - Dayton


Setting:  Dayton, Ohio.  This is video from our older, monochrome sensor, HawkEye I.  Full coverage at altitude is roughly 4 miles by 4 miles.


Scene I:  This video is intended to show the resolution of the Wide Area Motion Imagery system.  As with HawkEye II, and other Wide Area Motion Imagery sensors, the resolution provided is intended to allow the largest coverage area possible.  For this reason, a person is represented by a single pixel and a car roughly 6 pixels.  This assignment ensures the largest coverage area possible.


A person can be tracked, but the person cannot be identified, nor can gender or ethnicity be determined. 


Objective:  To demonstrate breadth and depth of coverage and resolution in a sample zoomed in area.


HawkEye I - Brickyard 400 Traffic Study







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VISION-RL - Demonstration


Setting:  Dayton, Ohio. Overcast.   VISION-RL is on the 23rd floor of a building in Dayton, Ohio.   The sensor is looking through glass pains that are coated with UV protection.  This reduces clarity and coverage by 10-20%.   The following scenes are ficticious and intended for demonstration purposes only.


Scene I:  The first frames are of the entire coverage area.  The analyst then zooms into an area of interest to observe a person getting into a suspicious vehicle.

Scene II:  The frame begins with a wide shot.  The analyst is directed to a "crime" in progress where a suspect has broken into a building and is loading equipment into his vehicle.

Scene III:  The frame again begins with a wide view.  The analyst then proceeds to monitor highway traffic and then begins to track vehicle traffic.  


Objective:   This video was developed to demonstrate the width of coverage as well as the ability to monitor items throughout the coverage area.  The first two scenes are to show how the system could assist law enforcement.  The third scene is intended to showcase the capability to support city planning.


Note:  The actual imagery has a higher resolution than we are able to show here.

HawkEye II - Resolution


Setting:  Dayton, Ohio. Mostly sunny.   The HawkEye II sensor is mounted in a Cessna 207 orbiting at about 5,300' above ground level.  This video is in high definition, nearly replicating actual footage.


Objective:  The video is intended to showcase resolution and capability of the HawkEye II sensor.  Various areas of the coverage area are selected and zoomed into to show the resolution of each site.   Because the entire area is captured, the video serves to show how multiple areas can be monitored at once.  In fact, in real-time mode, up to ten analysts on the ground can monitor areas as the aircraft orbits.   Up to thirty analysts - or areas of interest - can be monitored simultaneously in forensic mode.


The other objective is intended to show the viewer the wide range of uses of the data.  It can be used to support public safety, traffic analysis, marketing studies, and a wide variety of other area of interest.



CNN - Tracking Crime from 10,000' above


Reporter:  Brian Todd

Venue:       The Situation Room

Date:          May 26, 2014

Scene I:  View of a murder in Mexico, before and after.  Identifies suspects, vehicles, behaviors, and key locations


Scene II:  Dayton, Ohio with inteview with Persistent Surveillance Systems owner Ross McNutt


Scene III:  Continued murder investigation in Mexico


Scene IV:  Interveiw with Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl



Note:  The actual imagery has a higher resolution than we are able to show here.


The HawkEye II Advantage


HawkEye II  brings new capabilities to the table that fill in the gaps of traditional ground based cameras and helicopter based camera balls.   Not only can HawkEye II monitor up to 25 square miles vs the single street corner coverage of a ground based camera or a single block of an airborne camera ball, it also allows analysts close in coverage of any location without the loss of  coverage of the overall mission area.  


Each system has a purpose.   Ground based cameras are good for monitoring doorways, street intersections, ATMs, and convenience stores.  Camera Balls are great for high resolution images of specific events on the ground.   When these two systems are teamed with HawkEye II, the value goes up exponentially by leveraging the capabilities each provides to get better outcomes for analysts.

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