Lightweight Balloon / Aerostat Surveillance Payload System
The SPEED-A was specially designed for Aerostat applications and Aerostat constraints. Its 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.
It is a tactical, lightweight, balloon mounted, portable EO/IR, area monitoring and intruder detection system with real-time, electro-optical, stabilized detection characteristics.
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 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.