Enview Explore Proves Tremendous Value in Field Exercise with U.S. Air Force, Awarded Operational Contract with PACAF
San Francisco — Nov. 16, 2020 — Enview, a pioneer in the scalable processing of 3D geospatial data, has experienced considerable momentum on the heels of its recent launch of Enview Explore. The powerful web application leverages AI and cloud computing to automatically process 3D data at unprecedented speed and scale, making it an invaluable tool for the U.S. Air Force.
The company was recently selected by the Commander of Pacific Air Forces (COMPACAF) for award of a Phase III SBIR contract to deploy Enview’s Geospatial AI platform in support of air bases throughout Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). Phase III contracts are not easily won as they denote technologies ready for operational use rather than dollars earmarked for research and development.
“This is particularly exciting for us as we’ve worked hard to deliver throughout the R&D stages of the SBIR process. Being able to support operational end-users is a core focus for us, and this Phase III contract allows us to do just that,” said Enview CEO San Gunawardana.
Enview recently joined USAF Advanced Battle Lab (ABL) personnel at Nellis Air Force Base to deploy Enview Explore at the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Onramp 2 exercise.
“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to demonstrate the power of Enview Explore in the field during this exercise. Of particular excitement was witnessing LiDAR data being streamed to the ground as it was being collected. Within 35 minutes of the initial collect, we were able to process and visualize the data through Explore’s 3D common operating picture,” said John Dombzalski, VP of Public Sector at Enview. “Shortly thereafter, Explore automatically identified changes to terrain, buildings, and vehicles in support of runway damage assessment and search and rescue operations. When all was said and done, the near-real time change analysis concluded before the plane even landed. We’re excited to see how this level of speed and fidelity enhances agile combat employment and enables multi-domain battle managers to make more rapid and precise decisions.”
Enview was previously awarded an Air Force Phase II SBIR to automatically exploit airborne LiDAR for the purpose of route-navigation determination and infrastructure assessment for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). The company was further awarded an Air Force Phase II SBIR to enhance the Contingency Response Mission of Air Mobility Command (AMC) in post-disaster areas.
The company also recently appointed Robert Cardillo to its Board of Directors. Cardillo served as the sixth director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2014 through 2019, where he led the NGA under the authorities of the Secretary of Defense and Director of National Intelligence to transform the Agency’s value proposition through innovative partnerships with the growing commercial geospatial industry.
“Enview’s work with the U.S. Air Force is a testament to the value of scalable, AI-powered processing for 3D geospatial data in mission-critical use cases,” said Cardillo. “I’m excited to witness the innovative ways in which Enview Explore, and future solutions, provide value for not only government organizations, but Fortune 500 companies as well.”
Enview’s geospatial AI platform has been deployed at TRL 9 for Fortune 500 companies for the automated 3D mapping of terrain, buildings, vegetation, infrastructure, route planning, line of sight, change detection, and other bespoke requirements. The platform rapidly generates accurate 3D maps to enhance tactical and theater-level decision-making. Learn more here.
Enview is pioneering next-generation AI to automatically transform 3D data into insights at unprecedented speed, scale, and detail. Public and private sector organizations use Enview to virtualize the physical world and derive insights to protect people and infrastructure, and enhance national security. For more information and a demo, visit www.enview.com. The company is growing to meet market demand and currently expanding its machine learning and data science teams. Visit www.enview.com/about/careers to learn more.