Wide-Area Infrared Sensing with Persistence

WISP detects and tracks surface and air threats in the surroundings.  It provides 360-degree, hyper-hemispherical coverage: 360-degrees in azimuth and from 35-degrees below the horizon to the zenith in elevation (straight up above the sensor).  It is a new sensing system with capability that spans across the traditional features of thermal infrared cameras and radars.

Unlike typical narrow field-of-view thermal infrared cameras, a WISP image covers the complete surroundings.

Unlike a radar, WISP is a completely passive sensor that relies only on the self-emission of the objects to detect and track them at long range.  Since it uses passive sensing, WISP is not easily detected or jammed by others.

WISP scans the surroundings every 1 – 2 seconds.

Threats are detected, tracked, and highlighted for user attention.  The sensor is trained to ignore unwanted natural and biological clutter.

Imagery, overlaid with detections and tracks, is presented to users through the WispView scene browser.

Users can pan around the scene to view live or recorded data using the WispView browser.  Data is recorded for 30+ days to support forensic investigations.


Other assets, such as high-resolution ID sensors, can be cued directly from WispView.  The video below demonstrates scene browsing on the ground and in the sky.

Multiple areas in the surrounding scene can be monitored simultaneously.  Many area-of-interest windows can be opened from a single WispView instance.  The video below demonstrates an AOI following a detected person walking a perimeter fence line.

Multiple WispView instances can access the same data from different workstations on the network.  All imagery can be viewed simultaneously by multiple users.


Imagery is served to each WispView user over a network connection.  Users can individually browse different and unique portions of the scene as desired, live or recorded.  People walking in the forest line can be seen in another AOI.

WispView supports many features, such as user-defined alert zones.  Users can draw in alert areas.  When a zone is breached, audio and video cues alert the operator of the breach.

WISP Photo Gallery

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WISP and WispView are registered trademarks of Copious Imaging LLC