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Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Cameras Allow Boeing to See Beyond Line of Sight

Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Cameras Allow Boeing to See Beyond Line of Sight

Thanks to Hood Tech Vision’s UAV imaging system, Boeing will perform Denmark’s first flights using an unmanned aircraft beyond the visual line of sight.

Hood River, OR, USA, March 25, 2015 — Thanks to Hood Tech Vision’s UAV imaging system, Boeing will perform Denmark’s first flights using an unmanned aircraft beyond the visual line of sight.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: March 24, 2015
Subject: Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Cameras Allow Boeing to See Beyond Line of Sight
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

“Boeing will perform Denmark’s first flights using an unmanned aircraft beyond the visual line of sight”, according to an article in the Copenhagen Post (http://cphpost.dk/news/drone-centre-near-odense-attracts-students-and-big-players-like-boeing.13067.html). Part of an event called Nordic UAS, the activity will use Hood Tech Vision’s UAV imaging systems to see beyond visual line of sight, a demonstration that will complement training in UAV operations at “Denmark’s test centre for unmanned airborne systems (UAS), located at the HC Andersen airport north of Odense”, Denmark. According to the article, the “UAS test centre has been attracting enormous interest from large high-tech companies, visionary entrepreneurs and innovative manufacturers, as well as the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)”.  Activities such as these will eventually contribute to “more than 10,000 jobs (that) could be created through Denmark’s collaboration with (companies like) Boeing, adding 6 billion kroner to the country’s GDP over (the next) 20 years”.

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  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

Contact:
Andy von Flotow
Hood Technology
1750 Country Club Rd.
Hood River, OR 97031
5413872288
ken@hoodtech.com

http://www.hoodtech.com

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