Six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters assigned to US and Saudi Arabian forces during Friendship and Ironhawk 3, a two-week military-to-military exercise at the Tactical Training Center in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, April 13, 2014. Image: US Army/Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Odysight.ai have jointly introduced an innovative visual health monitoring solution tailored for UH-60 Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters. This cutting-edge capability utilizes multi-camera technology to capture real-time data, ensuring the helicopter’s utmost safety and operational efficiency.
The system goes beyond mere data collection; it can detect and identify potential degradation and early malfunctions in the helicopter’s components, addressing issues before they escalate into critical problems.
IAI Vice President Gila Ghilai expressed confidence in the advanced camera technology, coupled with their aerospace engineering expertise, which culminates in a state-of-the-art health monitoring system. The aim is to enhance the safety and success of missions conducted using this crucial aircraft.
The multi-camera system leverages Odysight.ai’s visual sensing and video analytics, a high-performance processor, machine vision embedded software, and cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms for predictive maintenance and condition-based monitoring.
To ensure comprehensive coverage, cameras are strategically positioned across various parts of the helicopter. Additionally, the health monitoring system incorporates advanced sensors and utilizes the UH-60’s “digital twin” to promptly receive prognostic information.
Odysight.ai CEO Yehu Ofer expressed pride and honor in being selected and trusted by IAI for implementing this groundbreaking visual-based health monitoring system for UH-60 helicopters. The partnership exemplifies the potential of health monitoring systems in the aerospace and aviation markets.