Con­trop awarded for de­vel­op­ing sta­bilised minia­ture pay­loads for small UAVS


Con­trop has re­cently been awarded by Tech­nolo­gies for Tech­no­log­i­cal In­no­va­tion in Aero­space for de­vel­op­ment of the STAMP fam­ily of sta­bilised minia­ture pay­loads for small UAVs. This prize was awarded in recog­ni­tion and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Con­trop’s con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of the STAMP pro­ject and its sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to national se­cu­rity. The STAMP fam­ily in­cor­po­rates a wide range of minia­ture sta­bilised pay­loads mainly de­vel­oped for mini tac­ti­cal UAVs.

Prior to this, Con­trop’s sta­bilised minia­ture pay­loads—the STAMPs, were se­lected by the Is­raeli Min­istry of De­fense (MoD) as the sole sup­plier—the only EO/IR pay­loads for the Is­raeli tac­ti­cal SUAV Sky Rider pro­gramme. The STAMP pay­loads are op­er­a­tional in Is­rael and world­wide on­board a large va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent SUAVs and VTOLs.

Hun­dreds of CON­TROP’s STAMPs, in­clud­ing the new M-STAMP—a gyro sta­bilised multi sen­sor pay­load for small UAVs and small A/C—were re­cently pro­cured by a Euro­pean coun­try for a large scale SUAV pro­gramme. The M-STAMP has a CCD with con­tin­u­ous zoom lens, un­cooled IR cam­era with dual FOV lens and laser pointer. A fu­ture op­tion for this rev­o­lu­tion­ary pay­load will be the un­cooled IR cam­era with con­tin­u­ous op­ti­cal zoom lens.

The M-STAMP pay­load with mul­ti­ple cam­eras has al­ready been pro­vided to sat- is­fied cus­tomers in Europe and the United States as well as oth­ers due to its proven qual­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity. Con­trop is also pre­sent­ing an op­er­at­ing HD-STAMP cam­era pay­load—the first and only known high def­i­ni­tion (HD) gyro sta­bilised cam­era for small UAVs. The new HD-STAMP pro­vides new op­por­tu­ni­ties for SUAVs, in­clud­ing sur­vey­ing of power lines and other re­quire­ments where a high def­i­ni­tion im­age is re­quired.

Con­trop has brought both the M-STAMP and the HD-STAMP op­er­at­ing cam­eras to the Paris Air Show 2013, to­gether with four other op­er­at­ing cam­era sys­tems, in or­der to pro­vide vis­i­tors with hands-on op­er­a­tion of th­ese unique, prize win­ning “cho­sen pay­loads”. The STAMP fam­ily of gyro sta­bilised minia­ture pay­loads also in­cludes the D-STAMP with a CCD cam­era for day­light ap­pli­ca­tions, the U-STAMP with an un­cooled IR dual field-of-view cam­era for night-time ap­pli­ca­tions and the U-STAMP-Z with a con­tin­u­ous zoom lens.

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