Thanks for visiting Imaging and Machine Vision Europe.

You're trying to access an editorial feature that is only available to logged in, registered users of Imaging and Machine Vision Europe. Registering is completely free, so why not sign up with us?

By registering, as well as being able to browse all content on the site without further interruption, you'll also have the option to receive our magazine (multiple times a year) and our email newsletters.

Stabilised imaging system

Share this on social media:

HoodTech Vision has introduced a high definition, four-axis stabilised electro-optic 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 stabilised system is ideal for high-resolution, high-magnification, daylight imaging applications.

The system features 30x optical zoom, with a standard definition 640 x 480 image delivering a 0.6 degree horizontal field of view (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 a follow-on to HoodTech’s recently introduced Alticam 09EO1 imaging technology, which integrates an HD sensor (on the telescope) with a spotting capability down to 0.6 degrees HFOV on a 1,280 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.

Tags: 
Company: