The new, compact Perceptor dual-sensor gimbal from Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies integrates the capability of a large camera system within a specifically designed small package that can deliver high-quality video surveillance for micro and small unmanned aircraft systems.
The 200-gm Perceptor is integrated with an optional laser illuminator and electro-optical and infrared imaging sensors, delivering consistent 360-degree panning and high-definition video imagery in any weather conditions, at all times. The light-weight and compact configuration of gimbal enables simple incorporation of rugged payload within small unmanned systems that can be carried as backpack.
According to senior manager of Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies, Todd Titensor, simple and efficient system integration within small unmanned aircraft systems can be achieved using this new lightweight seamless rotation dual-camera sensor that has in-built capabilities of larger camera sensors. This unique sensor solution ensures high-performance and -power surveillance, where the platform can be free from added weight.
The payload package features a high-bandwidth and high-speed digital internet protocol data link economically generating video and high-resolution imagery, without requiring multiple data links.
Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies was recently acquired in January 2012. Kestrel Autopilot avionics and Virtual Cockpit system for fixed-wing and rotary aircraft was innovated by Procerus Technologies. Small vertical take-off and landing platforms and OnPoint OnBoard vision systems designed for target tracking, geo-location and terminal guidance applications and stabilization purposes are the supplementary products.