UAVOS INC. has developed and manufactured a new Gyro-stabilized two-axis gimbal with integrated 30x Optical Zoom Full HD (1080/ 60p) Block Camera, Thermal LWIR 1024x768 cameras, Laser rangefinder 2500 m and GPU (graphics processing unit). The optoelectronic onboard unit is designed to perform complex missions and is ideally suited for a wide range of applications, including prospecting, surveillance, and mapping. The weight of the gyrostabilized suspension is 7.7lbs (3.5kg).

The built-in Gimbal GPU simultaneously processes two direct (uncompressed) video data streams from the thermal and daytime cameras, performs algorithms for object recognition and tracking. The processor conducts all video processing directly in Gimbal, namely compresses large amounts of information and transmits a compressed stream via the Ethernet 100 Base-tx channel to the outside on-board modem.

Such configuration allows to work even when transmitting video data with a long delay. For example, this is extremely important when using satellite data channels. Image processing on board the UAV can reduce the load on the data transmission channel, and also allows the operation with two cameras simultaneously. This system allows to program algorithms for automatic recognition, target acquisition and guidance functions, including using a ballistic calculator synchronized with the on-board navigation system data of the UAV.

Vadim Tarasov, UAVOS investor and board member said, “Such architecture of the optoelectronic onboard unit makes it possible to carry out a mission to detect objects in a mountainous terrain where data stream can’t be received due to the lack of direct radio visibility, and elevation changes don’t allow descending closer to an object at an acceptable distance, for example, to read the car number, or to have a closer look. In this case, the video is recorded on the built-in memory, after that the UAV goes to the direct visibility and transmits the recorded information.”

14 April 2018