Hood Technology Vision imagers will help both the US Navy and the Royal Singapore Navy to see beyond the horizon in a “first, both sides…using their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems for conventional maritime warfare operations as part of (a joint military exercise of ASEAN participants) exercise.”
Hood River, OR, United States, July 25, 2015 — Hood Technology Vision imagers will help both the US Navy and the Royal Singapore Navy to see beyond the horizon in a “first, both sides…using their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems for conventional maritime warfare operations as part of (a joint military exercise of ASEAN participants) exercise.”
From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: July 23, 2015
Subject: Hood Technology Vision Imagers will Look over the Horizon for US and Singapore Navies in a “First” During ASEAN Exercises
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, firstname.lastname@example.org
According to http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/us-singapore-launch-maritime-warfare-exercise/, Hood Tech Vision imagers will look over the horizon as part of a joint military exercises with nine ASEAN partners. “In a first, both (US and Singapore) sides are using their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems for conventional maritime warfare operations as part of the exercise.” “We are confident our imagers will perform well,” 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 Tech 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
Andy von Flotow
1750 Country Club Rd.
Hood River, OR 97031