By Andy Choi
Controp Precision Technologies has launched the new M-STAMP, which is a multi sensor payload for small UAVs, at the Paris Air Show 2011. Currently, SUAV manufacturers are developing compact UAV platforms, which could remain airborne for 5 to 6 h and hence the need arose for a lightweight and easy-to-use multisensory payload that can be used by SUAVs for longer flights and could change from day-to-night or night-to-day.
Controp - new M-STAMP
The electro-optical/infrared payload device includes an uncooled Dual FOV TI Camera, a Day Camera and a Laser Pointer, all integrated in the whole package weighing around 1.2 kg. Controp, with its right electro-optical/infrared precision technology, has introduced a new concept, wherein a high quality and stabilized image is obtained from a low weight/low cost payload.
Controp had developed the STAMP five years ago. The device is a small gyro stabilized miniature payloads meant for SUAVs. First came the D-STAMP with a day camera. Then, the company introduced the U-STAMP with an uncooled IR camera, both weighing 1 kg. After which, the STAMP-HD was introduced by Controp with a HD gyro stabilized camera for small UAVs. This product could be used for surveying power lines where a HD image is essential. Now, the D-STAMP day camera is readily available, which comes with a new Scanning Mode operation. Controp has been supplying proven STAMP products for Israel MOD Sky Rider Programs and other critical SUAV programs.
Controp has also introduced the new TD-STAMP and the T-STAMP, which are triple sensor payloads for SUAVs and include a Laser Pointer along with day/night observation cameras in a 3 kg payload package. They are suitable for airborne applications on board aerostats, SUAVs and other small platforms.