What if you could have eyes beyond the line of sight?
Designed for pilots of drones that need to fly beyond the line of sight. The value in this capability is the optimized data collection and sharing capabilities in real time. We are working alongside AUVSI’s Drone Ready Program to contribute to FAA safety regulations as we build this technology.
The FAA mandates today that all drones must be flown within visual line of sight. As a result, many industries are hampered and unable to make full use of drone technology, such as delivery and inspection services
The FAA has established specifications that they regard as being “human-equivalent vision”.
Circle Optics has developed its camera to precisely match FAA specifications so that your drone is in full compliance, having the requisite field of regard and detection range.
Our camera automatically detects potential threats, and cues your navigation system with invaluable track data, well before you need to make a maneuver!
The World’s Most Immersive First Person View Yet
- First person view cameras (FPV) are mounted to a gimbal today
- There is latency to moving the camera around, typically with a joystick controller, and multiple people have to share the same view
- Circle Optics is developing a panoramic first person view camera that gives remote pilot super-human vision beyond the line of sight
- Imagery can be fed to a Varjo headset with resolution matching that of the human eye, for the most advanced retinal resolution first person view available!
- We are enabling pilots to have panoramic retinal resolution 70 px per degree that matches the human eye for super advanced sensing for when your drone is out of sight.
360° imaging allows different people to see different aspects of the view and extra dynamic layers of data
Teams can see what you are seeing and more
Feature Pilots can share what they are seeing with other people, and stay focused on flying while others have a look around (multiple people can view different parts of the panoramic image simultaneously).
Inspection Use Case
Most people are working toward better situational awareness for detecting and avoidance (DAA) of potential collisions. At Circle Optics we are going further. We are enabling the future of detect and navigate through situational consciousness. Situational consciousness is the next level of situation awareness.
- Modern autonomous systems have 360-degree situational awareness from multiple cameras pointed in different directions.
- The video output from these cameras is kept separate and analyzed individually.
- Recently, Tesla realized the need to combine separate feeds together into a cohesive spherical image of the world. But stitching imagery requires extensive computation power and is often inaccurate.
It also makes it simpler to create 3D photorealistic models of the environment, by starting with the data in spherical form. This is why Tesla has made the move to convert their imagery to 360 before creating what they call the 4D vector space