Compact Payload for Small UAS
At AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 on booth #2138 Controp USA Inc., a subsidiary of Controp Precision Technologies Ltd., specialising in electro-optics and infra-red (EO/IR) defence and homeland security solutions, is demonstrating its recently-introduced T-STAMP-XR payload.
Weighing only 3.5kg, the T-STAMP-XR includes a cooled thermal imaging camera with extremely narrow Field-of-View and outstanding gyro-stabilisation, enabling superb day and night surveillance capabilities on small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This newest member of the Controp STAMP family also has a high sensitivity HD day camera and an optional laser designator or laser pointer.
“Since launching the T-STAMP-XR at the 2017 Paris Air Show, we have sold almost 100 systems,” says Mr. Hagay Azani, Controp’s Vice President Marketing and Sales. “It has exceeded all our expectations to become one of our most popular UAS payloads, and we expect many more orders in the coming months.”
The T-STAMP-XR’s built-in INS on the Line-of-Sight provides precise and accurate target coordinates, geolocation, hold-to-coordinate and point-to-coordinate capabilities. 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 lifecycle costs, due to a unique and high endurance cooled TI detector.
“An ultra-small low SWaP payload, the T-STAMP-XR can provide the optical performance of much larger payloads, significantly saving operational resources,” Mr Azani continues. “It also has the highest level of stabilisation, thanks to its three-gimbal configuration, making the use of Laser Designation a feasible option.”
STAMP is a family of gyro-stabilised miniature payloads, especially designed for day and night tactical over-the-hill reconnaissance missions on small aerial platforms. Lightweight yet ruggedised, STAMPs provide precise geolocation and can withstand high-shock landings. With low power consumption, they are made up of only one LRU and provide some of the most cost-effective solutions of their type for small manned and unmanned systems.
At the show, Controp USA Inc. exhibits tri-service multi-sensor gyro stabilised EO / IR camera payloads for surveillance, reconnaissance and homeland security.
Among the products to be displayed are High Definition Stabilised Miniature Payloads, Small Gyro-Stabilised Cameras, Observation Systems and the MEOS-Anti Drone System, an advanced, wide area, passive, real time, modular 24/7 EO observation system with panoramic scan and automatic moving object detection capability.
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