Electro-optical and infra-red (EO/IR) specialist Controp Precision Technologies launches T-STAMP-XR – a compact payload offering, what the company calls exceptional thermal sensor optics for UAS applications.
The latest member of the company’s STAMP family of gyro-stabilised miniature EO/IR payloads for UAS, T-STAMP-XR weighs only 3.5kg and comprises a high sensitivity HD day camera, a cooled thermal imaging camera, and an optional laser designator or laser pointer. The built-in inertial navigation system provides precise and accurate target coordinates, geo-location, hold-to-coordinate and point-to-coordinate capabilities. The optional laser pointer is available for onboard target pointing. Additional features include onboard automatic video tracker, image enhancement, local automatic gain control (AGC), picture-in-picture (PIP), digital video output, and optional H.264 video output. T-STAMP-XR enables tactical interoperability with other platforms in the theatre, and has low life-cycle costs due to a unique and high endurance cooled TI detector.
“We developed the T-STAMP-XR in response to the operational need for an ultra-small low SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) payload that can provide the optical performance of much larger payloads. This payload configuration enables the use of much smaller UAS for missions that up to now required large aerial platforms, above and below the clouds, thus significantly saving operational resources," Dror Sharon, Controp’s President & CEO, explained. “This compact, technologically advanced payload – delivering an exceptional size/weight/performance ratio – allows for the highest level of DRI (Detection, Recognition, and Identification), accuracy and ranges due to the use of extremely narrow [field of view] and the highest level of stabilisation which is afforded by the three-gimbal configuration. This extraordinary stabilisation enables the use of laser designation as a feasible option.”