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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 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
Qualified, certifiable

ROHS, RTCA,
DO-160, others
on request

ROHS, RTCA,
DO-160, NSRP qualified program: NASA Sounding Rocket Operations 

ROHS, RTCA,
DO-160, others on request

 

ROHS, RTCA, DO-160, others on request

Environments

Indoor/Outdoor 

Indoor/Outdoor/ Vacuum

Indoor/Outdoor 

Indoor/Outdoor 
References /
Application
proof

FTI for fixed wings aircraft and rotary wings, crash recording for light aircraft and helicopters, UAVs, 
VTOL / air taxi, training, debriefing and recording; surveillance for cockpit and external cargo

Space & launcher applications UAV piloting for HALE, MALE, VTOL, Super sonic harsh aerial vehicles; FTI; taxiing UAV piloting; FTI (standard item for Airbus); transport aircraft; AAR; taxiing 
OS / Interfaces Embedded Linux,
IP Ethernet /
FTP acces
Embedded Linux,
IP Ethernet / FTP access, INET-X
Embedded Linux,
IP Ethernet / FTP acces, INET-X
HD-SDI, SD-SDI, RS422/232
Sensors CMOS,
global shutter,
IMX252
(1/1,8"), color
CMOS, global shutter, IMX252
(1/1,8"), color
CCD, global shutter, KAI02150
(2/3"), color (monochrome on request)
CCD, global shutter, KAI02150
(2/3"), color (monochrome on request
Resolution up to Full HD
1080p60
up to Full HD 1080p60 Dual video streams: Full HD 1920x1080p30, 640x360p30 HD-SDI, HDTV, 1920x1080p25
Control interface GeniCam, XML Files (Control),
GigE Vision, optional: SferiRec® (FE 320 LCR)
GeniCam, XML-Files (Control),
GigE Vision
GeniCam, XML-files (Control),
GigE Vision, MPEG2TS (Data), PoE (Power)
RS 485, Kappa protocol
Triggering

External hardware trigger,
software trigger

External hardware trigger, software trigger

External hardware trigger

 

 

 

Time
synchronicity
PTPv2 (IEEE1588) PTPv2 (IEEE1588) PTPv1, PTPv2 (IEEE1588)
Latency Glass-to-glass: < 150 ms (at 60 fps) Glass-to-glass: < 150 ms (at 60 fps) Glass-to-glass: < 250 ms Camera: < 10 ms
Memory Internal SD for loop recording Internal SD for loop recording
Compression H.264, 1-16 Mbit/s,
dual streaming, high profile (level 5) adjustable
H.264, 1-16 Mbit/s,
dual streaming, high profile (level 5) adjustable
H.264 compression, 1-16 Mbit/s, dual streaming, high profile (level 5) adjustable
Interfaces / bandwith GigE, 1 Gbit/s Ethernet 100 Mbit/s Ethernet 100 Mbit/s HD-SDI, 1.5 Gbit/s
Frame rate 1080p60 (60 fps), 720p120 (120 fps),
360p200 (200 fps), adjustable up to 200 fps depending on resolution and imager
Adjustable from 1-30 fps Adjustable from 1-30 fps SD-SDI 50i, HD-SDI 25p
Dimension / Weight CEU (corpus): 59 x 40 x 116 mm (incl. connectors), appr. 360 g; CSU (head): 50 x 39 x 53 mm, appr. 150 g (51° HFoV, excl. heater, incl. lens protection) CEU (corpus): 59 x 40 x 116 mm (incl. Connecotrs), appr. 380 g; CSU (head): 50 x 39 x 53 mm, appr. 170 g (51° HFoV, excl. heater, incl. lens protection) Ø 60 x 159mm (excl. Connectors), 770g (depending on model)
Ø 60 x 140mm (excl. Connectors), 620g (depending on model)
Power supply 9-36 V DC (compact & remote head version), optional: 9-60 V DC with CPE, power interruption 100ms) 9-36 V DC (compact & remote head version), optional: 9-60 V DC with CPE, power interruption 100 ms)

MIL-STD 704 A; 18.5-32.5 V DC, galvanic isolation

MIL-STD 704 A, 15-50 V DC, galvanic isolation
De-icing /
De-misting system
Optional Optional Built-in Built-in
Specials Modular concept, flexible with remote head, distance up to 10m, active-wire, COTS, ITAR-free Tested in vacuum and for extended shock & vibration conditions for space application. NASA-tested ME40280 environmental test, COTS, ITAR free easy integration in any electrical environment with power peak and power gap protection (250 ms), COTS, ITAR free Standard camera for AIRBUS FTI, COTS, ITAR free

 

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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