StormCaster-T

The FLIR StormCaster-T continuous zoom LWIR payload supports detection, recognition, identification and target acquisition day or night, with maximum range and time on station. It’s continuous zoom lens permits long distance ISR while providing sharp, clear actionable imagery in support of the mission.
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FLIR is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras.

As a member of our next generation payload family, the StormCaster-T reflects a significant leap ahead in scalable payload performance offering a 7x improvement in line of sight stabilization, enhanced range of motion and a dramatically increased geolocation accuracy - all in a rugged, low SWaP-C package.

The modularity of the StormCaster payload family facilitates interoperability and rapid interchange of payloads across SkyRanger R70 and R80D SkyRaider platforms while leveraging continuously evolving aircraft performance, intelligence and set of available accessories.

Specifications

Thermal Imager
Sensor FLIR Boson, 12μm, 60Hz
Resolution 640 x 512
Fields of View 31° to 6° optical continuous zoom
2° with digital zoom
Gimbal
Line-of-sight Stabilization < 0.3 mRad
Stabilization 3 axis (pitch, roll, yaw)
Vibration Isolation 6 axis passive on aircraft
Controllable Ranges of Motion
Roll +/- 0 degrees
Pitch +20/-90 degrees
Yaw +/- 180 degrees
Slew Rate
60 deg/s
Weight
1.0 Kg (2.2 lbs)
Dimensions
196mm (W) x 159 (L) x 223mm (H)
7.7” (W) x 6.2” (L) x 8.7”(H)
Operating Temperature
-20° C to 45° C (-4° F to 113° F)
Additional System Features
Geo-pointing
User Defined Object Tracking
Moving Target Indication
Digital Image Stabilization
Target Coordinates, Heading, Speed
AI-based People/Vehicle Detection & Classification (Q2 2020)
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