Beacon is a family of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) edge-computing hardware and software used to augment the situational awareness of both manned and unmanned systems.
The Beacon RTK base station is the system used to provide Real Time Kinematic GPS corrections to the nearby autonomous vehicles to improve the accuracy of the vehicle’s navigation solution.
A Beacon Sense system is a distributed sensing/surveillance V2I node that extends the situational awareness of a vehicle beyond what it can see due to distance limitations or obstructions. Combining the sensor data from fixed and moving sources (i.e., onboard the autonomous vehicles) provides a more robust sensing capability, especially in areas of low visibility from the vehicle’s perspective.
Beacon C2 (Command and Control) identifies, classifies and analyzes sensor data from distributed surveillance sources. The processed world model allows for system-wide planning and improved safety of multi-vehicle autonomous operations in highly dynamic urban environments. This system is also equipped with a remote monitoring station that filters and identifies critical data with low false alarm rates, minimizes human interaction and reduces bandwidth.