Hood Technology Unveils Newest Stabilized Imaging Payload For Small Unmanned Systems

By Caroline Rees / 24 Jul 2012

Alticam 11 EO/IR1 in Turret Enclosure

Hood Technology, manufacturer of advanced stabilized imaging systems announces the Alticam 11 EO/IR1 payload for small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The 4-axis stabilized payload for long-range imaging is also suitable for use in manned and unmanned land vehicles, ground vehicles, aerostats, unstable fixed mounts, and marine systems.

The proprietary imaging system includes customized zoom EO for visible wavelengths and cooled, continuous-zoom for midwave infrared (MWIR) thermal imaging. Laser channels include NVG-compatible, 830 nm laser pointer, and eye-safe laser rangefinder. An additional laser designator channel is currently in development. The Alticam 11EO/IR1 payload is 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter and weighs less than 12.5 lbs (5.5 kg).

HoodTech offers the most highly enabled SWaP-efficient ISR payloads available. HoodTech’s 4-axis gimbal designs, when combined with the company’s on-board image processors offer unmatched image stabilization, pointing accuracy, and field-of-regard for the integrated narrow-FOV EO/IR sensors, and stable pointing and distance measurement for the laser channels. Optional integrated payload and video processors offer advanced target tracking, multiple moving target detection, and comprehensive image processing and payload control functions.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact