InstantEye Mk-2 Payloads

Integral Gimbaled EO/IR Cameras

Each digital InstantEye Mk-2 aircraft (GEN3-D1/D2, GEN4-D1/D2, GEN4-E1 and GEN5-D1/D2) comes standard with a small, integral, gimbaled EO/IR camera. The gimbal is stabilized in pitch and can rotate through 90° to give an effective field of regard (FoR) of 10° above to 110° below the horizontal.

     • Resolution: 2592 x 1944 (EO), 160 x 120 (IR)
     • EO Camera Field of View: 55.5° Horizontal, 42.5° Vertical, 67.5° Diagonal
     • IR Camera Field of View: 56.5° Horizontal, 44.5° Vertical, 69.5° Diagonal


Tactical Standoff Payload

The Tactical Standoff Payload (TSOP), which can be used with either the InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3 or Mk-2 GEN4, is a gimbaled pod that contains co-aligned LWIR and 4x-zoom EO cameras. This payload provides both excellent nighttime imagery and enhanced daytime imagery.

   LWIR FLIR Quark 2 640
     • Spectral bands: 7.5 - 13.5 μm
     • 3 color palettes: white hot, black hot, and orange hot
     • Lens: 14mm, F1.25, FOV 43° x 35°

   EO Camera
     • Lens: 4x fixed optical zoom, F2.0, FOV 22.2°


IR Floodlight

Each InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3 and InstantEye Mk-2 GEN4 system comes standard with a user-attachable IR floodlight. When used, the IR floodlight illuminates the area directly below the vehicle, making objects highly visible in dark conditions when viewed with night-vision devices.

     • Emitters: 2 high-powered infrared LEDs
     • Peak emission bandwidth: 860nm
     • Lens: 11° convergent
     • Illumination area: 50-foot circle from 200ft AGL


White Floodlight

The InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3 and InstantEye Mk-2 GEN4 systems have an optional user-attachable white floodlight. When used, the white floodlight illuminates the area directly below the vehicle, making objects more visible in dark conditions. Additionally, in applications such as search and rescue, the white floodlight helps identify the location of the aircraft, and the corresponding location on the ground, at night.

     • Emitters: 2 high-efficiency white LEDs
     • Color Temperature: 6500K
     • Lens: 11° convergent
     • Illumination area: 50-foot circle from 200ft AGL


10X-Zoom Video Camera

This stabilized, long-range, real-time color video camera features stabilization and 10X lossless optical zoom. This camera, which can be used with any InstantEye Mk-2 GEN4 system, allows an operator to positively identify handheld objects from a significant standoff distance.

     • Core camera: Sony Color Block Camera
     • Excellent autofocus performance


Package-Delivery System

The package-delivery system enables an operator to rapidly attach an object to the InstantEye aircraft, fly to a difficult-to-access area, and remotely deliver the item with a press of a button on the GCS. The package-delivery system can be used with any InstantEye Mk-2 GEN4 system.

     • Package mass capacity: Up to 3 pounds (aircraft type dependent)
     • Packages have been delivered to both stationary locations and moving vehicles


Strobe/Hailer Payload

The strobe/hailer uses flashing LEDs and a powerful speaker to attract attention or relay audio commands to people on the ground. This payload, which can be used with any InstantEye Mk-2 GEN4 system, has six customizable audio tracks, in addition to a preconfigured siren sound.

   Strobe
     • High-intensity white LEDs
     • Effective range: up to 100 meters

   Hailer
     • Loudspeaker power: 8W
     • Effective range: up to 50 meters