Hood Tech Vision’s UAV imagers useful for commercial firefighting applications in world-leading Australia.
Hood River, OR, USA, April 22, 2015 — Hood Tech Vision’s UAV imagers useful for commercial firefighting applications in world-leading Australia.
From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: April 21, 2015
Subject: Australia Place for Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Imagers
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, firstname.lastname@example.org
In an article otherwise devoted to full-sized helicopter applications r, primarily military, (http://www.aviationtoday.com/the-checklist/Rotors-Down-Under-Avalon-Show-Review_84587.html). Use of Hood Tech Vision’s imagers, parts of popular UAVs is also highlighted. In 2014, Hood Tech Vision’s cameras, both electro-optical and infrared, monitored wildfires “with the New South Wales and Queensland emergency and fire services”. Now the hope is that these efforts will “progress to a more national role in bush fire monitoring through the National Aerial Firefighting Center”. “As Australia continues to suffer wildfires, UAVs and Hood Tech Vision sensors can form part of the solution”, said a Hood Tech representative.
When Hood Tech began producing 800-gm video-camera turrets in 1998, it enabled an entirely new class of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Hood Technology Vision now designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems at the highest level of the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS): Level 9. Hood Tech Vision matches embedded stabilization technology with electro-optical lenses that zoom up to 200X. This results in a field of view of 0.3 degrees, in payloads that weigh from less than one to six kg. Hood Tech Vision imagers consume as little as one-fifth the power common for such systems, increasing the power budget available to other sensors for Multi-INT missions. Designed for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats, land vehicles, and towed and stationary mounts, the reliability and utility of Hood Tech’s daylight and thermal imaging products has been demonstrated during 800,000 hours of use in a variety of temperatures, humidity, dust, smoke, haze, and other environmental factors (http://www.hoodtechvision.com).
Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in 1993. Along with the design and manufacture of stabilized imaging systems, Hood Tech:
-Develops, tests, and manufactures launch and retrieval systems for UAVs
-Operates controlled launch and quiet wind tunnel test facilities
-Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, including diagnostic methods that predict possible future turbine failures.
The Hood Tech web site is: www.hoodtech.com
Andy von Flotow
Hood River, OR 97031