Israel’s Rafael has developed a new, lightweight electro-optical/infrared sensor for use aboard small UAVs.
The system, called MicroLite, is optimised for wide-area, persistent surveillance. It scans with high-resolution mid-wave infrared sensors, and “may be equipped” with a laser designator.
“By continuously monitoring a large area, MicroLite creates a wide footprint, by which the entire area is continuously revisited at a very high rate, enabling simultaneous high-resolution tracking and investigation of multiple targets, including small targets,” says the company.
“All video products and analytics are geographically anchored and simultaneously disseminated to multiple clients.”
The system has been integrated with Rafael’s Orbiter-4 UAV to commence flight testing.