Collins Aerospace is a leading developer of imaging and flight management solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones. Our products enable UAV operation in the toughest of environments, for a wide variety of missions including real-time ISR (Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), inspection, law enforcement & security and more.
TASE Imaging Systems
Gimbal camera payloads for UAVs
TASE Imaging Systems payloads deliver full motion video with multiple sensors for real-time intelligence gathering. With over 500,000 operational hours in warfighting, first response and a variety of other missions, these SWaP-optimized payloads are ideal for the most demanding of UAV applications.
TASE250 LWIR Camera Gimbal
SWaP-optimized 2-axis EO/IR drone camera gimbal
The TASE250 LWIR is a high-performance stabilized drone camera gimbal optimized for SWaP-constrained UAV platforms. The 5.5-inch system delivers best-in-class full motion video under any visibility conditions, featuring 640×480 daylight and LWIR cameras.
The TASE250 LWIR includes onboard GPS/INS, integrated inertial sensors for accurate geo-pointing, and an optional laser pointer. The integrated video processing system provides a suite of powerful features including target tracking, scene steering, electronic image stabilization, KLV metadata, and H.264 video encoding.
5.5 in (139.7 mm)
7.5 in (<190.5 mm)
<4.4 lbs. (<1.99 kg)
640×480 4x stepped digital zoom
LWIR 640×480 2.5x stepped zoom 4x continuous digital zoom
EO/MWIR 2-axis drone gimbal for advanced day/night imaging
The TASE400 BLK II is an advanced 7″ imaging system combining a continuous zoom HD daylight camera and an MWIR camera with continuous optical zoom down to 1.9° FOV. Designed to provide high-performance surveillance imagery for UAVs day and night, the payload features onboard image processing with built-in target tracking, scene steering and electronic image stabilization.
The integrated GPS/INS means that no external IMU is required for geo-pointing. The TASE400 BLK II also includes a Class IIIb narrow-beam laser illuminator.
7 in (177.8 mm)
10.5 in (266.7 mm)
8.1 lbs (3.67 kg)
HD 1280×720 29x continuous optical zoom
MWIR 640×512 2x/4x digital zoom 15x continuous optical zoom
Gimbal payload with extended-range daylight cameras
The TASE400 DXR is a dual-camera 2-axis drone gimbal designed for high-performance, extended-range daylight surveillance. The payload includes both a 125x fixed zoom spotter camera and a 36x continuous optical zoom camera.
With onboard GPS/INS for integrated geo-pointing, and stable H.264 digital video down to 0.46 degrees, the TASE400 DXR provides unmatched daytime surveillance performance for UAVs in a 7-inch payload.
4-axis gimbal payload with full HD EO/MWIR imaging
The TASE500 HD is a 4-axis stabilized UAV imaging system providing Full 720p HD MWIR and daylight imagery with continuous optical zoom and digital zoom. With precision optics for maximum image sharpness and clarity and leading SWaP characteristics, it is ideal for the most advanced fixed-wing and rotary drone surveillance applications.
Video output can be displayed on a tablet or other touchscreen device for added operational flexibility, with picture-in-picture functionality supported, and the full digital imaging allows advanced post-processing with no compression artefacts.
10.25 in (260.35 mm)
14.75 in (374.65 mm)
33 lbs (15 kg)
HD 1280×720 18x continuous optical zoom 4x continuous digital zoom
HD MWIR 1280×720 5.6x continuous optical zoom 4x continuous digital zoom
Piccolo Flight Management Systems are the industry standard for UAV flight control systems, providing a complete high-performance solution with autopilot, navigation, flight management, and ground control.
Piccolo Elite Flight Control System
Integrated avionics solution for advanced UAV autopilot applications
The next-generation Piccolo Elite is a complete integrated UAV flight control system based on the proven open-architecture Piccolo II autopilot. Featuring a powerful flight control processor, advanced inertial sensors, ported air data sensors, GPS receiver and datalink radio, the Piccolo Elite is ideal for a wide variety of fixed-wing, rotary and hybrid UAS.
The Piccolo Elite includes 16 configurable GPIO lines for payload-intensive UAV applications, and features plug-and-play support of peripherals such as TASE payloads, servo-based pan-tilt cameras, transponders, Iridium SATCOM systems and RTK GPS receivers. The system can be operated in both Software and Hardware in the Loop (SWIL / HWIL) simulation modes for pre-flight testing.