The UAV cone imaging payload with video example inset.
Hood Technology announced a new facial recognition capability utilizing stabilized airborne video imagery in small, tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (Small-UAVs).
The company’s new product Alticam 09 EO+ payload extends EO optical zoom to 160X, and delivers a standard definition horizontal field of view of 0.3 degrees. The imagers are stabilized in HoodTech’s proprietary 4-axis gyro-stabilized gimbal design, and weighs approximately 3.5 kg.
Hood Tech's early 800-gm stabilized video turrets created demand for an entirely new class of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Image quality delivered at that time would be considered primitive today. A decade later, customer expectations have escalated; NIIRS image-quality metrics are now being applied.