Cameras for UAV | RPAS | CTOL & VTOL

Remote piloting vison systems

Trust Kappa's camera solutions for unparalleled reliability, adaptability, and performance in the dynamic world of UAV operations.

Kappa specializes in advanced camera solutions tailored for UAV and UAS, meeting rigorous DO-160 and MIL-STD 704 standards. Our high-resolution cameras are pivotal for UAV missions, encompassing piloting, targeting, surveillance, and search & rescue. With exceptional performance, these cameras deliver precise data crucial for target identification, asset tracking, and topographical mapping, even under challenging low-light conditions. From VIS to extended vision using latest CMOS sensors and LWIR technologies, they ensure effective performance in diverse scenarios.

Our SWaP-C optimized, robust external cameras cater to various UAV sizes. We provide options including miniaturized and remote head cameras, aligning with your specific mission needs. What distinguishes us is our adaptable design, allowing for seamless solutions for new UAV systems as well as retrofit designs for existing fleets, guarding against obsolescence.

Kappa UAV camera highlights

  • Crisp clear visual streams
  • Real-time performance
  • H.264 | Dual Streaming
  • Power Gap Survival
  • Superior Vison under Low Light Conditions
  • extremely rugged design
  • high integration capability
  • ITAR-free
  • certifiable maximum safety
  • vision (sub-) systems, glass-to-glass, board-level cameras
  • latency-free images
  • long-term availability & functional warranty
  • day & night vision, 24/7
  • EN / AS 9100


Kappa optronics is part of the European MALE RPAS program

Kappa optronics has been honored with the selection as a supplier for the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (MALE RPAS) program. This significant acknowledgment reflects our profound expertise in developing safety-critical vision systems tailored for aerospace applications. Leading the European industrial consortium is Airbus Defence and Space. Kappa's successful inclusion in this initiative underscores our ability to excel within exacting supplier qualification and selection procedures inherent to pioneering programs of this nature.

UAV Piloting Cameras

Features Benefits
Sensors VIS, LWIR global shutter sensor for sharp video even when following fast moving objects, small size Full HD sensor for minimized space, latest CMOS technology and Microbolometer technology
Full HD 1080, color version crisp clear videos during take-off, flight, taxiing and landing
Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) no additional illumination required, visibility during any day, night & weather conditions, passive sensor - covert operations
H.264 compression inside the camera low bandwidth usage configurable: FE350: 250 Kbit/s to 8 Mbit/s, FE320: 1Mbit/s to 16 Mbit/s
Dual stream compression bandwidth flexibility for telemetry and onboard recording
250 ms power gap survival no frame lost even at short time power interrupt
Extensive set of commands control and command of any camera function and setting from ground station
Automatic de-icing & de-misting clear view even in extreme low temperature zone
Various FoV for different tasks/positions various FoV 48° up to 130° FoV e.g., cameras for tail fin & wing tip (full sight of whole aircraft during flight), eg., cameras for nose wheel (detail view of taxiing area)
Sensor unit with remote distance from electronics, up to 10m optimum usage of available space
Smart lightweight design SWaP-C optimized
Eva Konta, Lead Management | Kappa optronics Eva Konta, Lead Management | Kappa optronics

Eva Konta

Lead Management

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Pascal Greinke

Program Manager Aviation | Defense

Marucie Knapp, Kappa optronics Inc., USA Team Expert Marucie Knapp, Kappa optronics Inc., USA Team Expert

Maurice Knapp

President Kappa USA | North America

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