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Controp Fills International Helicopter Camera Orders

Photonics Spectra
Aug 2016
HOD HASHARON, Israel — Controp Precision Technologies Ltd. has filled several orders for its DSP-HD high-definition electro-optical/IR camera payloads in helicopters.

The DSP-HD electro-optical/IR camera.
The DSP-HD electro-optical/IR camera. Courtesy of Controp.

The systems were supplied for installation on the United Nations’ Mi-17, Mi-24, Bell 407 and Eurocopter EC-145 helicopters. The system was also supplied to an undisclosed customer in Asia.

Controp provides camera systems for air, land and sea surveillance, defense, and homeland security applications.

A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
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