Kelvin 350 II and Corona 350 II
The Kelvin 350 II and the Corona 350 II series are 35 cm (14”) gimbals housing the infrared core from the FLIR Systems, a HD daylight video camera, and a high resolution digital still frame camera. Gimbal weight is less than 30 kg (65 lbs).
In addition to the infrared, daylight video, and digital photo camera, the Corona 350 II also includes an UV camera for the detection of faults induced by Corona discharges in high voltage power structures.
- Lightweight high stiffness composite body
The gimbal is build from high stiffness composite materials and aluminum inner structure insuring the lowest weight possible.
- Airworthy and Environmetally Tested
The system is tested to RTCA-DO-160E Environmental standards thus assuring increased reliability and flight safety. All products hold EASA airworthiness approvals.
- 4 axis active stabilization
The design is four axis active gyro-stabilized based upon very low drift fiber-optic gyroscopes and a digital servo motor control system and a patented two axis linear isolator. This unique design offers outstanding stability ensuring easy steering and accurate imaging independent of aircraft movements.
- UV camera detects Corona in broad daylight
The corona camera is capable of detecting and producing video images of the energy generated by the corona phenomena. Corona and arcing occur by stress of the electric field which is not current dependent and therefore can only be revealed by UV inspection. The camera is highly sensitive, 2.05 x 10-18 watt/cm2, and fully solar-blind meaning that Corona can be visualized in full daytime. The camera contains the UV detector to image the corona and a color Day TV to image the surrounding scene. The signals from the two sensors are blended together and presented to the operator. The three field of view lens (16º / 8º / 4º) permits long range detection and close up analysis of Corona.
- Radiometric infrared camera
The thermal imaging camera can easily identify objects from their thermal signature or power line problems where the fault is apparent as a change in temperature. The camera contains a high definition 640×480 pixel detector that allows temperature readings either in real time or from a stored image. It delivers exceptional sensitivity, resolution, and image quality for a wide variety of airborne imaging applications.
- MegaPixel Digital Photo camera
The 36.3 MegaPixel camera captures high resolution still images that provide visual records of faults detected by the infrared camera.
Aircraft navigation data, such as aircraft and bore-sight position, is appended to all captured imagery by way of the image metadata. All captured video clips and still images are time-stamped, and are synchronized with the associated geo-spatial mission data. To provide immediate operational context to the collected imagery, all video clips and still images are associated with the applicable asset.
- Built-In IMU
The IMU is combined with the aircraft’s GPS position and the mission system software’s accurate global digital terrain elevation data model to calculate the EO/IR camera bore-sight and to lock the gimbal onto assets displayed on the moving map.
The camera bore-sight is dynamically displayed relative to the aircraft position, deriving critical target information such as gimbal orientation, the geographic bore-sight position and elevation, and the position and identification of assets.