In today’s applications in desaster control, police tasks or military observation mobile carriers like helicopters, UAVs, UCAVs, drones, vans, ships or speed boats are used. Main task is to carry a high quality camera (daylight or infra-red) and a Radar observation system, a laser pointer / laser designator, a gun or even a missile launch system to allow best observation and protection from the on-board or ground control station.
Here it is important that the movements of the vehicle don’t have a negative impact on pointing, aiming or picture quality performance.
Mounting the camera on a stabilized gimballed platform achieves the dynamic separation of the camera from the vehicle’s movements. The iIPSC system consists of a two- or three axes platform which will be controlled using a precise inertial measuring system. A strong drive system combined with an inertial control system with three fibreoptical or MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers, leads to a stable image alignment even in quite dynamic vehicle movements.
iIPSC-MOD is constructed as a highly modular system which can be adapted to the customer’s needs.
Using a 3D joystick or an optional image tracker, it is possible to control the stabilized position of the platform. Platform position and other operating data of the system are optionally displayed on a LCD terminal or notebook. Due to the large signal bandwidth of the sensors and the strong drives, the system is especially suited for use on land vehicles, cranes or speedboats. Further applications are the stabilization of ptronic systems, antennas and target tracking devices. The system can also be used for general platform stabilisation in naval applications like stabilisation of weapons like guns or light weight missile launchers. The standard system is designed to carry up to 30 kg payload.
Datasheet: iIPSC-MSG-60 and iIPSC-MSG-130
Camera and LRF Selection Guide for iIPSC Payload
Video about online tracking of an small UAV with iIPSC-MOD and iOET²