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Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Imagers Form Part of Aerovel System Bought by Precision Helicopters

Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Imagers Form Part of Aerovel System Bought by Precision Helicopters

Hood River Vision will provide the imaging system for the Aerovel system purchased by Precision Helicopters.

Hood River, OR, USA, January 09, 2015 — Hood River Vision will provide the imaging system for the Aerovel system purchased by Precision Helicopters.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: January 8, 2015
Subject: Hood Tech Vision’s UAV Imagers Form Part of Aerovel System Bought by Precision Helicopters
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

Aerovel’s initial Flexrotor system, sold to Precision Helicopters (http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2015-01-05/helicopter-operator-places-launch-order-flexrotor-uav), features Hood Tech Vision’s 05EO5 product.  Mounted on a stabilized turret, the 05EO5 provides superior daylight imaging for a weight of about 750 gm. The following specifications apply:

-Dimensions: 15-cm. sphere
-Video: Composite NTSC, Digital (Optional) H.264 w/encapsulated Metadata
-Communications: Serial communication, 57,000 bps
-Performance: 59 dB attenuation at 1 Hz., and 56 dB attenuation at 2 Hz.
-Slew rate: 50 degrees/second
-Pan/roll: 360 (endless roll)
-Gimbal sequence: Pan-over-tilt or roll-over-tilt
-Optical zoom: 30 X
-Digital zoom: 0.55-2 X
-Wavelengths: 400-900 nm.
-Pixels: 1280 X 720
-Horizontal field of view-optical:  1.1-31.5 degrees

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 200 times. This results in a field of view of 0.3 degrees, in a package that weighs 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 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
3100 Cascade
Hood River, OR 97031
541-287-2288
ken@hoodtech.com

http://www.hoodtech.com

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