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DRS Launches Multisensor for RSTA in UAV

The Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) division of DRS Technologies is launching a micro-gimbal multisensor known as i2i-3 electro-optical infrared (EO/IR), for use in land vehicles, maritime vessels, unmanned vehicles and aircraft.

The i2i-3 sensor in the UAV payload is equipped with a visible light camera, longwave infrared (LWIR) camera and laser pointer with a diameter of 3.5 inch gyro-balanced assemblage weighing barely 1.5 pounds.

The i2i-3 meant for Reconnaissance, Surveillance and target acquisition, is fabricated to withstand the heavy shock loads and immersion in water at times of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) collisions. This micro-gimbal sensor is MIL-qualified for humidity, rain, immersion, sand, dust, acceleration, wind, vibration, salt fog, shock and EMI/EMC.

The LWIR camera imparts steady images even in high or low vibrational frequencies, pitch, platform roll or yaw. The multisensor is provided with an 850 nm, 50 mW laser pointer which can detect the confined target area and ground unit synchronization. The uncooled VOx microbolometer technology furnishes resolution in the range of 320-by-240-pixels and can be upgraded to 640 by 480 pixel resolution.


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