Good things in small packages

Good things come in small packages. The demand for micro and mini unmanned air systems (UAS) is reaching a new peak.


The impression is that some armies, such as the Indian one, intend to deploy thousands of those portable “personal” UAS almost like soldiers’ assault rifles.


This trend required an adaptation of the payloads. Without these electro-optical eyes, the micro and mini platforms are useless.


It is not surprising that Israel, a world power in UAS, also develops some of the more sophisticated payloads for unmanned systems.


Earlier this week NextVision, a manufacturer of advanced stabilised payloads for small unmanned systems, unveiled the MicroCam-DU, a dual sensor EO-IR payload.


The MicroCam-DU includes both a stabilised visible camera and a stabilised thermal camera at a total weight of 450g.


The payload was developed to address the need for a lightweight solution to enable long endurance, a large operation range, and dual night and day operation, without compromising electro-optical performance.


The company says that the rollover tilt function has 130° tilt and 360° roll that enables the use of the payload on nose and belly mounting. The stability of the payload is greater than 100 micro-radian.


The company also claims that the observation ranges to weight ratio is unmatched in the field of electro-optical payloads for small unmanned systems. 


According to Michael Grosman, CEO of NextVision, other payloads with similar observation capabilities weigh at least twice as much and in most cases even more.


He added that the next generation of the system will include a laser pointer.


Judging by the efforts Israeli companies make to equip micro and mini UAS with new payloads, we can expect some surprises that will enable the use of these unmanned platforms to increase even more.

, , , ,

2 Responses to Good things in small packages

  1. Fat Loss Factor 15 August, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    I have been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or blog posts
    in this sort of house . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled
    upon this site. Reading this information So i am satisfied to express that I have an
    incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what
    I needed. I such a lot definitely will make certain to
    don?t overlook this web site and give it
    a look on a constant basis.

  2. Orthopaedic Surgeons UK 12 October, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I rarely leave remarks, but i did a few searching
    and wound up here Good things in small packages – Ariel View.
    And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind.
    Could it be simply me or does it look like a few of
    these responses come across like they are written by brain dead individuals?

    :-P And, if you are writing on additional online social sites, I would like
    to follow everything fresh you have to post.
    Would you list of all of all your communal sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or
    linkedin profile?

Leave a Reply