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The manufacturer of one of the most popular UAVs is evaluating new Hood Technology camera turrets for use on board the UAV.

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									Two New Hood Technology Imaging Systems Being Carefully Evaluated by Top
UAV Maker

The manufacturer of one of the most popular UAVs is evaluating new Hood
Technology camera turrets for use on board the UAV.

Hood River, OR, August 22, 2012 -- The manufacturer of one of the most
popular UAVs is evaluating new Hood Technology camera turrets for use on
board the UAV.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: August 21, 2012
Subject: Two New Hood Technology Imaging Systems Being Carefully
Evaluated by Top UAV Maker
Contact: Dr. Lars Bergstrom, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-490-9099,
lars@hoodtech.com

According to a Flightglobal report,
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/auvsi-insitu-evaluates-sensor-
balls-for-scaneagle-375328/ , the maker of one of the most popular UAVs
is carefully evaluating two new Hood Tech imaging systems. The report
states, “One version offers the user a(n) electro-optical and infrared
camera in the same turret. The other offers the ability to zoom in, but
maintain a view of the wider area.” The dual optical and infrared imaging
system allows intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) under
varying environmental conditions of light (or lack hereof), haze, dust,
etc. “The advantages of optical and infrared imaging has been clear for a
long time, and there is also tremendous advantage in being able both to
zoom in for a closer view while simultaneously maintaining a contextual
wide view”, said Lars Bergstrom, Hood Tech’s COO. “We’re pleased that our
customers find both fully gimbaled turrets to be so useful.”

When Hood Tech began producing 800-gm video-camera turrets in 1998, it
enabled an entirely new class of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Hood Technology Corp. Vision, Inc. (Hood Tech) now designs and
manufactures imaging and video processing systems at the highest level of
the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS): level 9, and
has just announced new stabilization technology and electro-optical
lenses that zoom up to 160X. This results in a field of view of 0.3
degrees, in a package that weighs less than six kg. Designed for manned
and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats, land vehicles, and stationary
mounts, the reliability and utility of Hood Tech’s daylight and thermal
imaging products has been demonstrated over more than 600,000 hours of
use in a variety of temperatures, humidity, dust, smoke, haze, and other
environmental factors (http://www.alticamvision.com).

Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in
1993. Along with the design and manufacture of stabilized imaging
systems, Hood Technology:

Develops, tests, and manufactures launch and retrieval systems for a
variety of UAVs and
Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, a
diagnostic method for predicting possible future failures.
The Hood Tech web site is: www.hoodtech.com

Contact:
Lars Bergstrom
Hood Technology
3100 Cascade
Hood River, OR 97031
541-490-9099
ken@hoodtech.com
http://www.hoodtech.com

								
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