Lightweight Balloon / Aerostat Observation Payload System
The SPEED-A was specially designed for Aerostat applications and Aerostat constraints.The SPEED-A gyro–stabilization is in all three axes Pitch, Yaw, and Roll, and the mechanical
structure is very low weight to reduce the total weight to a minimum.
The SPEED-A system is a tactical, lightweight, balloon mounted, portable EO/IR, area monitoring and intruder detection system with real-time, electro-optical, stabilized detection characteristics.
The SPEED-A system incorporates a Thermal Imaging (TI) Camera with a Continuous Zoom Lens, a Color Daylight TV Camera, Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder and Laser Pointer.
The SPEED-A has an Observation Mode with live video for intruder recognition, identification and tracking.
The SPEED-A system is operated and controlled by a Control and Display Unit (CDU) with an intuitive Graphic User Interface.
The CDU is available in two options:
- Ruggedized CDU – for mobile and field applications.
- Commercial PC CDU – for use in climate controlled room.
Built in automatic target tracker and image enhancement algorithms.