Aitech Systems collaborated with FlySight to bring improved situational awareness into SWaP-constrained military applications. To achieve this, the companies integrated FlySight’s AI-based, real-time AR engine OPENSIGHT-mc into Aitech’s A172, a small form factor (SFF) 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. 

“Today’s military system designers are looking for more comprehensive, integrated solutions that advance situational awareness while reducing development efforts,” said Pratish Shah, general manager, U.S., Aitech. “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.”

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

Based on Intel’s Tiger Lake UP3 CPU SoC, the A172 provides an exceptional performance-to-power ratio while supporting a strong integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU with 96 execution units (EUs). 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.