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L-3 (WESCAM) / USA Canada

11sst Camera installationA lightweight EO payload, WESCAM 11SST (Step-Stare Turret) offers a unique capability to rapidly cover a large area with is its "step-stare" function. The payload is equipped with gimbaled, tri-sensor stabilized bench designed for high speed step-stare functioning (>120deg./sec slew rate). The sensor captures seven video frames per second, images are compressed and streamed to the control station, where they are tiled together to create a hi-resolution digital image of a large area. 11SST covers up to 300sq kilometers per hour, from an altitude or distance of 4,000meters.
The payload can accommodate an optional geo-positioning and image processing package for flexible automatic positioning and automatic target tracking. The payload is equipped with 3rd generation 3-5nm InSb FLIR, a color daylight CCD sensor with x14 zoom lens (2.2-28.5mm) and an eyesafe laser rangefinder.

Two images of San Francisco Airport taken by the 11SST step-stare payload, showing wide area view and zoom in close-up  on one of the sections.


  Updated: 09/21/2005

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