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Opto-Electronic Target Tracking on an Inertial Stabilised Platform

Tracking targets in the sky, on the road or in the sea requires an automatic system to perform this task. With the iIPSC-OET² we have merged two devices to a powerful platform:

iIPSC: Gyro Stabilised Platform
iOET²Opto-Electronic Target Tracker
  • remote controlled 2 or 3 axes stabilised platform
  • daylight & infrared camera + laser ranger all on one platform
  • gyro stabilisation; using MEMS or FOG or RLG sensor technol ogy
  • advanced opto electronic target tracking, processing of up to 50 images / second
  • high bandwidth, fast response
  • robust system design, fully sealed
  • for use on helicopters, fixed wing air crafts, drones, speed boats, naval vessels or trucks

The iIPSC-OET² can be installed on land vehicles, helicopters, fixed wing aircrafts, naval vessels or speed boats. 
Where the iIPSC with its included inertial sensors is stabilising the optical platform and decoupling it from the vessels motion, the iOET²opto electronic target tracker, which is based on an advanced image processing, is able to track the target even under difficult conditions. An integrated trajectory estimator allows a continuous tracking even if the target is temporarily covered by buildings, clouds or other targets. The tracker can work with daylight cameras as well as with IR cameras.

A user friendly configuration tool is included, which allows the application specific configuration of the system. Furthermore a teach-in and education mode is available which can be used to educate the operator (if required) in an HIL (hardware-in-the-loop) mode. For advanced applications also a camera calibration tool is provided.
For high performance applications the optical head is equipped with a Zeiss Attica IR camera and a Sony daylight camera. Custom specific solutions will be provided on request.

For the stabilised platform typically the iIPCS-MOD or iIPSC-GP40 is used. Both are constructed as a highly modular system with strong drive systems, designed to be op­erated in harsh environment (iIPSC-MOD is available also with nitro gen filling) and which can easily be adapted to the customer’s needs.

The systems can be equipped with FOG based gyro system for standard applications (iVRU-FC, iVRU-FQ), with a MEMS gyro based inertial sensor system (iVRU-RSSC) for most economic applications and with a ring laser gyro based INS/GPS system (iNAV-RQH) where the application requires true heading related tracking / initial target searching and most accurate target position surveying.

The integrated iSCU (Stabilisation & Control Unit) provides the interface between the gyro system, the image tracker, the user operated joystick (iJP) or command computer and the servo drive system.



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