HOOD RIVER, Ore., Dec. 26, 2012 — HoodTech Vision (HTV) has unveiled the Alticam Pod, an aluminum housing that is compatible with all of the company’s Alticam turrets and that includes global positioning system/inertial navigation system capability.
The flexible, compact pod features Alticam video processing with object tracking, electronic de-jitter, numerous video functions and a moving map to improve operator situational awareness. It is designed as a test vehicle for operation of HTV payloads in fixed-wing aircraft and as a rugged vehicle for manned, fixed-wing application of various HTV systems.
It has been used on the Cessna 182 and is adaptable to other general aviation aircraft, aerostats and unmanned aircraft. For manned aircraft, the pod includes an Alticam control console with an intuitive touch-screen operator terminal.
It supports HTV stabilized imaging system payloads, including accessories such as the Alticam Vision Network (AVN) card, which provides H.264 encoding with KLV metadata. AVN delivers full motion video in IP formats for digital downlink to the customer’s ground station.
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