Aitech Systems has collaborated with FlySight Srl to bring improved situation awareness into size, weight and power (SWaP)-constrained military applications. In this innovative partnership, FlySight’s AI-based, real-time augmented reality (AR) engine OPENSIGHT-mc has been integrated into Aitech’s A172, a small form factor mission computer for applications requiring high performance data and video processing in harsh environments.

Designed to assist in critical aircraft missions, this robust, data-driven system seeks to provide military and defense operations with improved autonomous tasks, situation control, intelligence and decision-making assurance. The combined mission computer and AR engine solution eases integration issues and facilitates better model recognition, event reasoning and adaptive learning using available data.

Pratish Shah, general manager U.S. at Aitech, noted, “Today’s military system designers are looking for more comprehensive, integrated solutions that advance situational awareness, while reducing development efforts. Working with FlySight to integrate OPENSIGHT into our A172 delivers this combination to our customers, while also meeting the modern challenges of SWAP optimization, a key factor in avionics platforms.”

Andrea Masini, CTO for FlySight Srl, commented, “New scenarios and new challenges are constantly emerging that push our industry to achieve improved situational awareness in real time. The Paris Air Show is the perfect venue to showcase the potential that this combined solution brings to the international aircraft community.”

This very high performance, ruggedized and secure SWaP-constrained mission computer system can be customizable in every aspect, as well as for specific applications to meet virtually any mission critical environment.

Aitech’s A172 weighs below 2.25 kg and is designed for applications requiring high performance data and video processing in a SWAP-constrained environment. Based on Intel’s 11-generation Tiger Lake UP3 CPU SoC, it provides an exceptional performance-to-power ratio, while supporting a strong integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU with 96 execution units. Its modular architecture allows fast upgrades to next-generation Intel CPUs and integration of additional functionality, I/Os and storage (e.g. analog or digital frame grabbers).

Specifically designed to support payload operators in airborne scenarios, the OPENSIGHT Mission Console aims to conduct missions more smoothly and efficiently. An AR engine, capable of handling multiple high resolution video flows, improves the geospatial situational awareness of the operator by the superposition of multiple synthetic information layers. A full touchscreen HMI enables quick, effective interaction with the operator. FlySight will have a live demo of OPENSIGHT at the Paris Air Show: Hall 1, stand F335.

As a strategic representative of both Aitech and FlySight, E4 Computer Engineering helped in facilitating this collaboration.