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Benchmark-setting Flight Eye camera series for all aviation applications.

Aviation Camera Program, Flight Eye and HUD Cameras

Aviation Camera Program, Flight Eye and HUD Cameras

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Flight Eye Program with FE 250, FE 310, FE 320, FE 350, SE 320 and HUD Cameras.

Made by experts for aviation professionals: These technologically advanced cameras cover all applications from nearfield area surveillance to pilots’ eye in HALE UAV and even in space — superiority in onboard video capture proven in aerospace applications around the globe.

  • Certifiable rugged design
  • Full HD CMOS performance
  • Ethernet IP & H.264 compression
  • PTP time stamp
  • COTS product line
  • SWAP-C optimized
  • ITAR free

This ITAR-free, aviation-qualified FE camera family with SWaP-C (SWaP = reducing size, weight, power and cost) optimized design offers various physical setups and interfaces for integration into aircraft systems. Users can choose between compact or remote head versions. They also decide to go with onboard H.264 compression and dual streaming via GigE (e.g., for airborne mission recording/debriefing) or zero-latency via HD-SDI (e.g., for UAV piloting from the drone control room/sight through HUD).

The SE320’s design is even qualified for environmental conditions in space applications. International OEMs and MROs have closely accompanied the development of this modularly designed COTS product line, also perfectly suited for retrofit solutions.

One model in the FE family addresses a current hot topic in the aviation industry: light aircraft crash recording (for planes such as Cessna or VTOL air taxis) that complies with NTSB guidelines and current EASA regulation. Here, Kappa’s FE 320 comes into play, an optimized solution for crash safety data recording that is fully ED-155/ ED-112 qualified and comes with the required DAL-D design assurance level (in accordance with DO-178/DO-154).

Compliance is key in aviation: This is where Kappa makes the difference with 40 years of camera and vision system experience for anything that drives or flies.

 

Technical Data Matrix Aviation Cameras
  FE 320 Flight Eye SE 320 Space Eye FE 350 Flight Eye FE 250 Flight Eye FE 310 Flight Eye
Qualified

Fully qualified ED-112, ED-155, DO-178 DAL D, DO-254 DAL D, DO-160 ML

Additional NASA-qualified NASA Sounding Rocket Program

Fully qualified ED-112, ED-155, DO-178 DAL D, DO-254 DAL D, DO-160 ML

 

Fully qualified ED-112, ED-155,
DO-178 DAL D, DO-254 DAL D,
DO-160 ML

Fully qualified ED-112, ED-155,
DO-178 DAL D, DO-254 DAL D,
DO-160 ML

Environments

Indoor/Outdoor (IP 67)

Indoor/Outdoor/ Vacuum

Outdoor
(IP 67)

Outdoor
(IP 67)

Indoor

References /
Application
proof
FTI for fixedwing aircraft,
rotary-wing, UAV-platforms;
crash recording for light
aircraft, helicopters, UAVs,
VTOL
Space UAV: all altitudes (HALE,
MALE, tactical), VTOL, super
sonic harsh aerial vehicles
AAR, helicopter, commercial
aircraft, transport aircraft
Cockpit surveillance, cockpit
door, cabine and cargo
OS / Interfaces Embedded Linux,
IP Ethernet / FTP acces
Embedded Linux,
IP Ethernet / FTP acces
Embedded Linux,
IP Ethernet / FTP acces, INET-X
HD-SDI, SD-SDI, RS422/232 Embedded Linux,
IP Ethernet / FTP acces
Sensors CMOS, global shutter, IMX252
(1/1,8"), color
CMOS, global shutter, IMX252
(1/1,8"), color
CCD, global shutter, KAI02150
(2/3"), color
CCD, global shutter, KAI02150
(2/3"), color/mono
CMOS, rolling shutter, IMX236
(1/2,8"), color
Resolution up to Full HD 1080p60 up to Full HD 1080p60 1080p30, 720p30 1080p30, 1080p25 1080p30
Interface /
protocol
GeniCam, XML-fi les,
GigE Vision, SferiRec®
GeniCam, XML-fi les,
GigE Vision
GeniCam, XML-fi les,
GigE Vision, MPEG2TS
HD-SDI GeniCam, XML-fi les,
GigE Vision, MPEG2TS
Triggering

Hardware trigger
input and output,
external trigger/strobe out

 

Hardware trigger
input and output,
external trigger/strobe out

Hardware trigger
input and output

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware trigger
input and output

 

Time
synchronicity
PTP-time stamp at time of
frame acquisition
PTP-time stamp at time of
frame acquisition
PTP-time stamp at time of
frame acquisition, PTPv1,
PTPv2
PTP-time stamp at time of
frame acquisition, PTPv1,
PTPv2
Latency Glass-to-glass: < 200 ms Glass-to-glass: < 200 ms Glass-to-glass: < 250 ms Camera: < 10 ms Glass-to-glass: < 250 ms
Internal SD,
memory
loop recording loop recording
Compression Video compression H.264,
dual streaming available;
low bandwidth modes reducing
load on networks
Video compression H.264,
dual streaming available;
low bandwidth modes reducing
load on networks
Video compression H.264,
dual streaming available;
low bandwidth modes reducing
load on networks
Video compression H.264,
dual streaming available;
low bandwidth modes reducing
load on networks
Bandwith Adjustable bandwidths
100 kB/s to 16 MB/s,
streaming / multi-streaming
Adjustable bandwidths
100 kB/s to 16 MB/s,
streaming / multi-streaming
Adjustable bandwidths
200 kB/s to 8 MB/s
HD-SDI Adjustable bandwidths
200 kB/s to 8 MB/s
Frames
per second
1080p60 (60 Fps),
720p120 (120 Fps),
360p200 (200 Fps)
1080p60 (60 Fps),
720p120 (120 Fps),
360p200 (200 Fps)
up to 30 Fps 30 Fps, 25 Fps up to 30 Fps
Housing Compact / remote head
with distance up to 10 m
Compact / remote head
with distance up to 10 m
ø 60 mm ø 60 mm Small and lightweight, fi ts into
even the tightest spaces, various
shapes for seamless integration
Power supply 9-36 V, optional MIL STD 704
(external)
9-36 V, optional MIL STD 704
(external)
Built-in MIL-STD 704,
power peak and power gap
protection, 250 ms power gap
Built-in MIL-STD 704,
power peak and power gap
protection, 250 ms power gap
PoE
Heater Optional Optional Built-in Built-in
Specials Modular concept, multiple
heads, remote heads
NASA-tested ME40280
environmental test
Configurable measuring
window to adjust to dynamic
scenes, highest iris values f/1.2,
sapphire glass
Sapphire glass Wide viewing angle,
FoV up to 130°

 

40 years  of experience
realize visions .


Kappa has 40 years of experience with cameras and vision systems in rugged and certifiable design for anything that drives or flies.  We ensure maximum performance of higher level systems with innovative solutions for day and night operation and lightweight SWaP-C optimized cameras for indoor/outdoor use.  Close collaboration with our major aviation clients sets the course for demand-oriented development.

We are not only leaders in technology. Moreover, we meet all safety requirements on design assurance procedures in hard- and software development, qualification and certification (DO-254 and DO-178 through DAL B, DO-160, MIL STD 810/704, and NATO Supplier Code C4792). KAPPA is one of very few  EN/AS 9100-certified camera suppliers with 21G competencies under the supervision of a major OEM.

 

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