Sightec's image stabilization electronic technology integrates with Alpha 800 UAV



Madrid, Spain’s Alpha Unmanned Systems (AUS), which manufactures a gasoline-powered helicopter UAV called the Alpha 800, has announced a technology partnership with Sightec, which is an Israel-based developer of video image stabilization and object detection software.

“We are delighted to integrate our technology onto the Alpha 800 platform,” says Roy Shmuel, CEO of Sightec.

“With 2.5 hours of flight time, our image stabilization system makes the image analysis work very easy and accurate. Alpha is a reliable partner with a world-class helicopter platform and we are very pleased to work together.”

Sightec’s image stabilization electronic technology eliminates vibrations on 1, 2 or 3 axes. Operating without a gimbal, the image stabilization electronic technology can be used for a variety of missions, from border surveillance to infrastructure inspection.

AUS says that Sightec’s technology is a “great addition” to the Alpha 800 eco-system of “best-of-breed technology partners.”

“Sightec’s on-board processing eliminates the shakiness caused by vibration on 1, 2 and 3 axes and makes the images recorded easier to analyze than ever before. Using Sightec, we significantly reduce man-hours previously needed to detect moving objects,” says Eric Freeman, CEO of Alpha.

Freeman adds that Sightec's technology has already made a difference during an Alpha 800 flight, saying, “flying at 1,100 meters altitude, imagery from the Alpha 800 taken over Jaén, Spain appears crystal clear. Man-hours are reduced and bandwidth requirements needed for transmission are minimized.”