HoodTech Vision’s Advanced Stabilized Imaging Systems – 09EO1 and 11EOIR1

Gyro-stabilized imaging systems will be showcased at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing, Baltimore, MD, April 30 – May 2, 2013, in HoodTech’s booth # 1914.

HoodTech's 09EO1 &  11EOIR1

HoodTech's 09EO1 & 11EOIR1


April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 – Hood River, OR – HoodTech Vision (www.hoodtech.com), leadingmanufacturer of low size, weight, and power (low SWaP) stabilized imaging systems for small manned and unmanned systems will showcase two advanced gyro-stabilized systems at SPIE’s Defense, Security & Sensing show in Baltimore, MD, April 30 – May 2, 2013 in booth #1914.  Both imaging systems are designed for use with small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and for use on piloted, fixed-wing airplanes, blimps, ground, and surface vehicles.

HoodTech’s 09EO1 is a high zoom, electro-optical (EO) wavelength operation (from 400-900 nm), daylight imaging system with an optional articulated nose enclosure for UAVs. The compact (30 cm x 20 cm Ø), lightweight cylinder weighs only 2,775 grams (or 3,470 g with nose enclosure).  Imager features include multiple operating modes, 160X zoom, narrow HFOV to 0.3 deg., onboard Alticam Vision System (AVS) video processing with composite NTSC video output, and picture-in-picture (PiP) display.


HoodTech’s 11EOIR1 includes continuous zoom EO and MWIR imagers, laser pointer, and eyesafe laser rangefinder.  The 4-axis gyro-stabilized gimbal imaging system is a 25.4 cm Ø sphere that weighs only 5,700 grams with the turret enclosure. The dual sensors, 640 x 480 pixel MWIR and 720 x 480 pixel EO, are also compatible with HoodTech’s proprietary AVS video processing system featuring composite NTSC video output. The laser beam pointer operates at 830 nm, 150 mW, 1.0 mrad; the eye-safe rangefinder operates at greater than 2000 meters on NATO target.


For more information about HoodTech Vision’s SWaP-efficient, stabilized imaging systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications, please visit:  www.hoodtech.com and click on Stabilized Imaging Systems.


Hood Tech Corp – Vision, Inc. (www.hoodtech.com- Hood River, OR), designs and manufactures stabilized EO/IR camera turrets for long-range imaging from moving platforms, such as small unmanned aircraft, manned/unmanned ground and marine systems.  The company’s team of experts and vast experience in sensor integration, vibration isolation, disturbance rejection, and dedicated video processing has made HoodTech the preferred supplier of highly mass-efficient, low SWaP, small UAV ISR imaging payloads.