General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is highlighting STARE (System for Tasking And Real-time Exploitation) system, which provides a common operating picture for operators of the company’s unmanned aircraft systems by integrating and displaying the wide area of surveillance information gathered, at the ongoing Dubai Airshow.
“STARE brings together data from a variety of external multi-domain data feeds, as well as tactical data from Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft,” said Darren Moe, senior director of Automation, Autonomy, and Artificial Intelligence (A3I) for GA-ASI. “With UAS platforms, such as our MQ-9B, STARE is emerging as the ideal platform to decipher and disseminate the information for decision makers. “
A new part of STARE is the Optix platform from General Atomics’ Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. (CCRi), a company GA acquired earlier this year. Optix enables STARE users to visualize real-time and historical data from numerous sources on Optix’s moving map display. It enables “Big Data” processing and analytics that take the multitudes of information and turn it into usable knowledge. Optix combines, correlates, and streamlines multiple sources of intelligence data so the user can observe both strategic and tactical data sources and track information.
Anomalous behavior alerts are generated using artificial intelligence to automatically look for activities or behaviors of interest. Some example behaviors are nefarious maritime activities such as vessel-to-vessel transfers, not broadcasting AIS, and economic exclusion zone (EEZ) violations. When these are detected, alerts are generated on the map. The goal of all of this is to decrease the number of people required to monitor and decipher all of the various feeds.
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