The Alticam 400 Series Camera was developed for the
Insitu ScanEagle UAV. Housed in a small-dimension turret, Alticam
400 utilizes an inertial-stabilized sensor enabling accurate
pointing of the camera, independent of the platform's position.
This stabilization yields high stability of the video images in
day and night. The system incorporates advanced stabilization
logic, to filter the effects of aircraft vibrations and motion.
The camera can slew dynamically to any point below and stare at
objects of interest. Automatic object tracking maintains focus on
selected object or pixel pattern. It can automatically fix on a
designated point (set of coordinate) regardless of clouds or other
obscurants. standard EO camera is EO-640, uses 640x480 pixel color
CCD with 25x optical zoom, delivering live video at 30 fps rate.
Other configurations employ thermal sensors using 160x120 LWIR,
320x240 MWIR and 640x489 LWIR detector arrays. Monochrome low
light cameras that can can also be employed for operation under
dim ambient lighting conditions or direct IR illumination.