HD 4-Axis Stabilized EO Imager works on moving platforms.
August 14, 2013 -
HD, 4-axis stabilized EO imager, suited for unstable platforms, can be housed behind optical dome on system weighing ~800 g and delivers 720p image quality at 30 Hz frame rate. Mechanically configurable to platform requirements, unit offers 30X optical zoom, with standard definition 640 x 480 image delivering 0.6° HFOV, and is paired with dual AVS processing system that provides on-gimbal target tracking, motion de-jitter, image rotation, image enhancement, and H.264 IP-video encoding.
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HoodTech Vision Introduces Small, 4-Axis Stabilized, High Definition EO Imaging System for Unstable, Moving Platforms
Hood River, OR – HoodTech Vision (www.hoodtechvision.com), leading manufacturer of low size, weight, and power (low SWaP) stabilized imaging systems for small manned and unmanned systems, introduces a new, high definition (HD), 4-axis stabilized EO imager designed for use on unstable, moving platforms. The system delivers 720p image quality at 30 Hz frame rate. It can be housed behind an optical dome on a system weighing approximately 800 grams. This small stabilized system is ideal for high-resolution, high-magnification, daylight imaging applications.
HoodTech Vision’s new stabilized system features 30X optical zoom, with a standard definition 640 x 480 image delivering a 0.6 degree HFOV. It is paired with a dual AVS processing system that provides on-gimbal target tracking, motion de-jitter, image rotation, image enhancement and H.264 IP-video encoding. For added flexibility, the system is mechanically configurable for multiple platform requirements.
The new HD EO system is follow-on to HoodTech’s recently introduced Alticam 09EO1 imaging technology that integrates an HD sensor (on the telescope) with a spotting capability down to 0.6 degrees horizontal field of view (HFOV) on a 1280 x 720 pixel format global-shutter EO imager. The new payload is designed for general purpose imaging in all application areas where high zoom factor is coupled with an unstable mounting. Applications include manned-aircraft airborne mapping and surveillance, imaging from unstable masts and towers, and imaging from small, commercial, remotely-piloted aircraft.
For more information on stabilized imaging systems, please visit www.hoodtechvision.com.
HoodTech Vision (www.hoodtechvision.com - Hood River, OR), designs and manufactures stabilized EO/IR camera turrets for long-range imaging from moving platforms, such as small unmanned aircraft, manned/unmanned ground and marine systems. The company’s team of experts and vast experience in sensor integration, vibration isolation, disturbance rejection, and dedicated video processing has made HoodTech the preferred supplier of highly mass-efficient, low SWaP, small UAV ISR imaging payloads.