Cobalt detection of flying objects

Bird or UAV flight path tracking

In this 23sec video we show another feature of the Cobalt engine: constructing in real time the flight paths of airborne objects, in this case birds. This process is not disturbed by a background of scudding clouds. The data can be transmitted so that a nominated target can be tracked by another suitably mounted camera or device.

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Note: the action begins after about 9 seconds into the clip

The software was originally designed to track White Eagles flying over large area wind farms. The birds would hover above the wind turbines and on sighting prey on the ground they would dive down among the turbine blades, potentially with disastrous consequences. The project was to spot the birds and initiate action in order to protect them.