SP's LandForces - - SP’S EXCLUSIVES -

A heart­en­ing new in­dige­nous de­vel­op­ment could take care of In­dia’s overde­pen­dence on for­eign sup­pli­ers for crit­i­cal elec­tro-op­ti­cal sen­sors for sur­face pay­loads. The DRDO’s In­stru­ments Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Es­tab­lish­ment (IRDE) in Dehradun has de­vel­oped a Sta­bilised elec­tro-op­ti­cal Sight (SEOS) with two-axis sta­bil­i­sa­tion and an in­te­grated au­to­matic video tracker fa­cil­ity. The in­dige­nous SEOS has three elec­tro-op­ti­cal sen­sors, 3rd gen­er­a­tion 3-5 μm (640 x 512 FPA) ther­mal im­ager (TI) with op­ti­cal zoom, colour day TV with op­ti­cal zoom cam­era and eye-safe laser range finder (ELRF). The day TV cam­era and TI sport a nar­row field of view (NFOV) of 0.8° x 0.6° and wide field of view (WFOV) of 5° x 4° with ad­di­tional 2 X elec­tronic zoom in TI. Th­ese sen­sors pro­vide a recog­ni­tion range of 7 km for a NATO type of tar­get. ELRF pro­vides range of the tar­get from 200 m to 9,995 m with an ac­cu­racy of ± 5 m.

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