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Hood Tech Vision Contributes to the Success of US Navy High-Speed Vessel UAV Experiment

Hood Tech Vision Contributes to the Success of US Navy High-Speed Vessel UAV Experiment

In Joint High-Speed Vessel exercises, Hood Tech Vision imagers contributed to success of “expeditionary mine countermeasures, JHSV as an afloat forward staging base, expanding JHSV’s maritime command and control, and JHSV as a counter-trafficking platform”.

Hood River, OR, United States, September 04, 2015 — In Joint High-Speed Vessel exercises, Hood Tech Vision imagers contributed to success of “expeditionary mine countermeasures, JHSV as an afloat forward staging base, expanding JHSV’s maritime command and control, and JHSV as a counter-trafficking platform”.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: September 3, 2015
Subject: Hood Tech Vision Contributes to the Success of US Navy High-Speed Vessel UAV Experiment
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

In an article titled “Joint High Speed Vessel Launches 2 UAV Types in Fleet Experimentation” (http://news.usni.org/2015/08/24/joint-high-speed-vessel-launches-2-uav-types-in-fleet-experimentation), Hood Tech Vision imagers contributed to the success of the mission.

“Lt. Mark Bote, the experiment lead for the Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) – conducted in conjunction with the Southern Partnership Station series of events – said the idea of the dual-UAV operations was to determine how (UAVs) “could fit into potential adaptive force packages in the future and how to use the JHSV in a more diverse way.”

The Navy knows the JHSV – with its large mission bay, high speed and flight deck – could be used for more than its intended mission of intratheater lift. The Navy is now running experiments like this one to study which ideas for adaptive force packages would optimize the platform’s capabilities and combatant commanders’ needs.

As a whole, Bote said the 2015 FLEX agenda focused on several mission areas, including expeditionary mine countermeasures, JHSV as an afloat forward staging base, expanding JHSV’s maritime command and control, and JHSV as a counter-trafficking platform. The Spearhead experiment with (2 UAVs) helped inform both the AFSB and counter-trafficking portions.”

“We’re pleased to support US Navy exercises such as this one”, said a Hood Tech Vision 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 0.24 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 more than 900,000 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

Contact:
Andy von Flotow
Hood Tech
1750 Country Club Road
Hood River, OR 97031
541-387-2288
ken@hoodtech.com

http://www.hoodtech.com

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