DST Control Showcases Gyro-Stabilized UAS Gimbals and LWIR Thermal Cameras

Published: 22 Aug 2017

DST Control, a leading supplier of lightweight thermal imagers and high-performance gyro-stabilized gimbals with both electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) capabilities, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Silver’ profile showcases their range of ITAR-free products which are optimized for use in small and medium sized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and other unmanned vehicles.

DST Control’s ‘OTUS’ range of Gyro-Stabilized UAS gimbals can be equipped with up to four sensors, including daylight cameras, uncooled and cooled infrared imagers, laser pointers, laser rangefinders and laser illuminators, making them ideal for a wide variety of unmanned vehicle applications, including law enforcement, surveillance and mapping.

The OTUS-U135, OTUS-L170 and OTUS-L205 are lightweight two-axis gyro-stabilized micro gimbals that provide high performance in a small form factor.

The OTUS U-250 is a 4-axis UAS gimbal that combines purpose-built high-bandwidth torque motors and geared motors for even greater stabilization performance, offering less than 50 μrad de-stabilization.

DST Control has also developed the SAITIS-2-640, a LWIR (Long Wave Infra Red) thermal imaging camera for use on UAS. Available in a range of configurations, the lightweight and low power SAITIS-2-640 can be used for thermal inspections, security and law enforcement, surveillance, border control and system integration.

SAITIS-2 LWIR Thermal Imaging Drone Camera

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.