The author with Craig Brower, President Edgybees Inc., at AEWE.

Edgybees Supports Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) 2022

June 21, 2022

By Sheffy Glassberg

For three weeks in March, Edgybees teammates worked side-by-side with Allied and  US Army soldiers and commercial partners during the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) 2022. AEWE, which is conducted annually at Fort Benning, Georgia, focuses on testing innovations that enable strategic advantages at the soldier and small unit level.  The Army then leverages these innovations to optimize large-scale combat operations.

AEWE gave us the opportunity to test our product under operational conditions, specifically our full motion video (FMV) software that georegisters video streams from aerial vehicles. What many users don’t know is that data from aerial platforms can be off by as much as 20 meters. We brought our MX software to AEWE to enable soldiers to accurately position full-motion video feeds. 

Side-by-side comparison of FMV feeds

This side-by-side comparison shows uncorrected FMV from an aerial vehicle on the left. The location of the roads and buildings are off by several meters. The image on the right shows the corrected FMV feed with the roads and building aligned with correct positioning. Edgybees software corrects the positioning in mere seconds.

Over the course of the experiment, the soldiers we teamed with provided feedback on the effectiveness of our software and the utility of fielding our solution. We used the Army’s test-fix-test methodology to produce on-site improvements and sharpening of the MX solution within operational conditions.

As one soldier summed it up, “Great job!”

 

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