Vehicle Mast Observation System
The VMOS is a modular observation system that can be installed on a vehicle using a standard US trailer hook in less then 30 minutes and without any modifications to the vehicle. Full operation of the observation system - including extending and retracting of the mast- is done from within the vehicle. Observation is done while the mast is extended and the vehicle is stationary, whereas the vehicle is in movement when the mast is retracted.
The VMOS may be operated using the vehicle's electrical outlet or using the internal standard battery.
The VMOS includes CONTROP's EO/IR Camera Payload and Operating & Control Unit, a Telescopic Mast, a case including 12 Volt Battery and charger and a Pneumatic Air Pump to extend and retract the mast. The Air Pump is easily operated and includes automatic lubricating of mast joints, air filter and pressure gauge.
All of CONTROP's EO/IR payloads are gyro-stabilized and consist of a high performance IR camera with a continuous zoom lens, a CCD camera and optional LRF and/or LP. The systems display the Geo-position using the GPS, compass and INS.