World Security Report News2017-06-15 08:09:40
CONTROP Launches Unique, Compact Payload for UAS
CONTROP Precision Technologies has launched T-STAMP-XR, its unique, compact payload for UAS with exceptional thermal sensor optics, at the Paris Air Show 2017.
According to Mr. Dror Sharon, CEO and President of CONTROP, “We developed the T-STAMP-XR in response to the operational need for an ultra-small low SWaP payload that can provide the optical performance of much larger payloads. This payload configuration enables the use of much smaller UAS for missions that up to now required large aerial platforms, above and below the clouds, thus significantly saving operational resources.”
T-STAMP-XR – a new member of the CONTROP STAMP family of gyro-stabilized miniature EO/IR payloads for UAS – weighs only 3.5kg. It is comprised of a high sensitivity HD day camera, a cooled thermal imaging (TI) camera, and an optional laser designator or laser pointer. The built-in INS on the Line-of-Sight provides precise and accurate target coordinates, geo-location, hold-to-coordinate and point-to-coordinate capabilities. The optional laser pointer is available for onboard target pointing. Additional features include onboard automatic video tracker, image enhancement, local automatic gain control (AGC), picture-in-picture (PIP), digital video output, and optional H.264 video output. The T-STAMP-XR enables tactical interoperability with other platforms in the theatre, and has low life-cycle costs due to a unique and high endurance cooled TI detector.
Mr. Sharon further remarked, “This compact, technologically advanced payload – delivering an exceptional size/weight/performance ratio – allows for the highest level of DRI (Detection, Recognition, and Identification), accuracy and ranges due to the use of extremely narrow FOV and the highest level of stabilization which is afforded by the three (3) gimbal configuration. This extraordinary stabilization enables the use of Laser Designation as a feasible option.”
The STAMP is a family of gyro-stabilized miniature payloads, which were especially designed for day and night tactical over-the-hill reconnaissance missions on small aerial platforms. Lightweight yet ruggedized, the STAMPs provide precise geolocation and can withstand high-shock landings. With low power consumption, the STAMPs incorporate only one LRU and provide the most cost-effective solution of their type for small manned and unmanned systems.
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