Electro-optical system helps armored vehicle crews see outside safely using synthetic vision technology

Feb. 6, 2020
SETAS can include a hemispherical camera to see directly above the vehicle, acoustic sniper detectors, laser-warning, and movement detectors.

TAUFKIRCHEN, Germany – The electro-optical See-through Armor System (SETAS) from Hensoldt in Taufkirchen, Germany, enables crews of armored vehicles to see in 360 degrees around their vehicles without exposing themselves to danger. Dennis Scimeca of Vision Systems Design reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 Feb. 2020 -- The crew of an armored vehicle needs constant awareness of their surroundings, but often cannot do so from inside the vehicle with hatches closed.

The SETAS system compensates for this using camera modules that pair cameras with color CMOS sensors with a 95-degree horizontal and 78-degree vertical field of view with longwave infrared thermal cameras with a 58- horizontal and 45-degree vertical field of view.

Crew members use the synthetic vision SETAS via a head-mounted display like those used in virtual- and augmented-reality systems. As the crew member pans his head, he can see beyond the walls of the vehicle and into the surrounding environment.

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