Space Technology │ Artificial Intelligence

Computer Vision Aircraft Detection Models Add Deeper View

Wovenware succeeds in generating AI-powered geospatial insights for better object detection.

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“Labeling, model development as well as deployment: Wovenware can do all of it. Their knowledge of this technology is second to none.”

Identifying opportunities together

SecureWatch is an cloud-based subscription service for obtaining timely and secure access to Earth Intelligence. Organizations leverage SecureWatch for a wide range of geospatial projects – from detecting changes and monitoring assets, to assisting in humanitarian relief efforts.

Setting a goal for success

Maxar turned to Wovenware to enhance the insights delivered through SecureWatch, with the addition of computer vision models that would help it to automatically detect aircraft in airports around the world. AI-powered geospatial insights are generated on a daily basis as new satellite imagery becomes available.

Our challenges and learnings

  • Build a fast and efficient model to detect aircraft in 5,000 airports around the world in satellite imagery.
  • Build a training data-set and an independent validation set with a wide range of geographies and diverse satellite image resolutions and angles.
  • Build a model that is fast and cost-effective to maintain.
  • Integrate the machine learning model with Maxar’s Secure Watch Product.
  • Operationalize the retraining and deployment of new models to Maxar’s SecureWatch.

The Wovenware Approach

Wovenware leveraged its private crowd to create high quality training and validation datasets and used its Innovation Sprint methodology to experiment and iterate through various models.

Technologies we take advantage of