UAV payload gimbal with laser and electro-optical sensors introduced by DRS

PALM BAY, Fla., 27 Aug. 2010. The DRS Technologies Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA) segment in Palm Bay, Fla., is introducing the i2i-3 electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) multisensor micro-gimbal for unmanned vehicles, aircraft, land vehicles, and maritime vessels. The i2i-3 packs longwave infrared (LWIR) camera, visible light camera, and laser pointer) into a 3.5-inch-diameter gyro-stabilized package that weighs less than 1.5 pounds.

Aug 27th, 2010

PALM BAY, Fla., 27 Aug. 2010. The DRS Technologies Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA) segment in Palm Bay, Fla., is introducing the i2i-3 electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) multisensor micro-gimbal for unmanned vehicles, aircraft, land vehicles, and maritime vessels. The i2i-3 UAV payload packs longwave infrared (LWIR) camera, visible light camera, and laser pointer into a 3.5-inch-diameter gyro-stabilized package that weighs less than 1.5 pounds.

The i2i-3, which is for reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition, is designed to survive worst-case shock loads as well as submersion into water during unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crash landing scenarios. This micro-gimbal is MIL-qualified for immersion, humidity, rain, wind, salt fog, sand, dust, acceleration, shock, vibration and EMI/EMC.

The long wave infrared camera delivers stable imagery under high or low frequency vibration, platform roll, pitch, or yaw. The i2i-3’s 50-milliwatt 850-nanometer laser pointer is for identification of targets of interest and ground troop coordination. Its uncooled VOx microbolometer technology delivers 320-by-240-pixel resolution, upgradeable to 640 by 480.

For more information contact DRS online at www.drs.com.

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