Cloud Cap Technology delivers HD imaging gimbal for manned and unmanned aircraft
CHARLOTTE, N.C., 6 May 2013. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has launched a new line of Cloud Cap Technology HD TASE stabilized camera systems housed in a 7.5-pound, 7-inch-diameter sphere, making them ideal for both manned and unmanned systems.
The new systems bring high-definition (HD) imaging and HD downlink capability to the TASE 300 and 400 systems.
The camera systems add HD daylight imagery to the continuous zoom cooled medium-wave infrared (MWIR)- and Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR)-capable systems.
With the additions of the new 1280 x 720 HD daylight camera, the new TASE 300 and 400 series products will provide high-definition, megapixel-resolution imagery for a wide range of daylight conditions in a very low size, weight, and power (SWaP).
Users can downlink high-definition daylight video over the IP-based Bandit data link that has traditionally only been used to downlink standard-definition video. The TASE400HD will be available for customer shipment in May 2013 with the additional TASE 310HD and TASE350HD products to follow.
According to John Trezza, vice president, ISR Systems, "HD quality video from a system with the size and weight of these gimbals has been an intensive project at Cloud Cap and we are pleased to deliver maximized day and night surveillance to both manned and unmanned customers."