InstantEye Payloads

Integral Gimbaled EO/IR Cameras

Each InstantEye Mk-3 aircraft (GEN5-D1/D2, GEN4-D1/D2, GEN4-E1 and GEN3-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

Each InstantEye GEN3 and InstantEye GEN4 system can be equipped with a Tactical Standoff Payload (TSOP), 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 GEN3 and InstantEye GEN4 system can be equipped 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 GEN3 and InstantEye 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

Each InstantEye GEN4 system can be equipped with this stabilized, long-range, real-time color video camera that features stabilization and 10X lossless optical zoom. This camera 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

Each InstantEye GEN4 can be equipped with the package-delivery system, which 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.

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


Strobe/Hailer Payload

Each InstantEye GEN4 system can be equipped with the strobe/hailer, which uses flashing LEDs and a powerful speaker to attract attention or relay audio commands to people on the ground. This payload 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