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VISION ENABLED TECHNOLOGY

You provide the aircraft. KEF provides the autonomy

Since our founding we’ve focused on how to provide flexible autonomy solutions that work on a wide range of aircraft.  Our goal is “any computer, any camera, any aircraft”.  Striving for seamless integration drives our approach.

KEF’s mission is to leverage the visual spectrum to provide onboard safety and autonomy systems for new and existing aircraft.  These systems will allow our customers to solve existing problems and tackle new challenges.  While we are focusing on deployed autonomy and fly our systems constantly, we’re also tackling fundamental challenges in software and simulation to allow any aircraft to leverage cameras more effectively.

KEF'S software is quickly and easily deployable, cost effective, and hardware agnostic.

VISUAL NAVIGATION

We use a nadir-pointing camera and optical flow to provide 'relative' navigation to an aircraft.  We fly in the day time and at night while in GPS denied environments using stereo vision.

HAZARD DETECTION & AVOIDANCE

Stereo vision allows our software to detect hazards using EO and IR cameras and plan safe trajectories at short and long ranges. 

Learn more about our capabilities on our YouTube channel.

SITE CLASSIFICATION

KEF leverages machine learning to understand mission-relevant context.  As an example,  we can training our lightweight networks to classify, recognize, and localize objects of interest to customers and pilots.

TERRAIN RELATIVE NAVIGATION (TRN)

Without GPS, aircraft can use visual landmarks to determine their position.  KEF's  tools provide a solution regardless of the season or time of day, and robust to weather and reduced visibility. Our software can handle the distinctly different images without getting confused, albeit in limited and preliminary testing.