HoodTech Vision Launches New 4-Axis Stabilized EO Imager for Unmanned Systems

By Caroline Rees / 13 Aug 2013

Hood Tech VisionHoodTech Vision, 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 30Hz 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.

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