Hood Technology, manufacturer of advanced stabilised imaging systems has announced the Alticam 11 EO/IR1 payload.
The four-axis stabilised payload for long-range imaging is also suitable for use in manned and unmanned land vehicles, ground vehicles, aerostats, unstable fixed mounts, and marine systems. The proprietary imaging system includes customised zoom electro optics (EO) for visible wavelengths and cooled, continuous-zoom for midwave infrared thermal imaging. Laser channels include night vision goggle-compatible, 830nm laser pointer, and eye-safe laser rangefinder. An additional laser designator channel is currently in development. The Alticam 11EO/IR1 payload is 10-inches (25.4cm) in diameter and weighs less than 12.5lbs (5.5kg).
HoodTech offers the most highly enabled SWaP-efficient ISR payloads available. HoodTech’s four-axis gimbal designs, when combined with the company’s on-board image processors offer unmatched image stabilisation, pointing accuracy, and field-of-regard for the integrated narrow field of view EO, infrared sensors, and stable pointing and distance measurement for the laser channels. Optional integrated payload and video processors offer advanced target tracking, multiple moving target detection, and comprehensive image processing and payload control functions.