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UTC unveils new camera system for intel

Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A new high-resolution SWIR digital video camera for surveillance and reconnaissance systems has been launched by UTC Aerospace Systems.

The company said its Sensors Unlimited shortwave infrared camera the product is an indium gallium arsenide mil-rugged digital video camera and provides a 30Hz full-frame rate – plus a snapshot mode -- capability to the Sensors Unlimited high-definition systems.

"The camera is lightweight (less than four ounces without lens) and compact ..., allowing for easy integration into aerial, mobile and hand-held imaging systems," UTC Aerospace Systems said.

The camera also features automatic gain control and real-time non-uniformity corrections for enhanced night imaging in urban environments, where there is a mixture of dark and bright areas.

"The Sensors Unlimited model GA1280JS has been tested to MIL-STD-810G for functional shock, vibration, thermal shock, storage temperature, altitude, humidity and acceleration," the company said.

The system has been unveiled an unmanned aerial systems exhibition and conference in Las Vegas.

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