Kappa offers you DO-160/MIL-STD 704-qualified camera solutions for every UAV and UAS use requirement and range (Tactical, MALE, HALE). High resolution imaging is a key factor in UAV missions such as piloting, targeting, surveillance and search & rescue. Our high performance cameras provide you with precise information for target identification, topography, location and movement of assets, even under extreme low light conditions. The day & night visions are perfectly suited for long-range applications from VIS up to extended vision with SWIR and LWIR.
Our Retrofit Design cameras for swapping out existing older camera technology in drones fit seamlessly into the elaborate systems of our military customers with complete investment security for the obsolescence management. These SWaP-C-optimized, highly robust cameras are integrated into gimbals/payloads or mounted externally onto the aircraft. Various small and lightweight versions, such as miniaturized cameras or remote head cameras, are available.
Kappa UAV camera highlights
Crisp clear cideos | H.264 - Dual Streaming | Power failure survival (250 ms) | Visibility under low light conditions
Maximum safety with Kappa UAV cameras
EN / AS / JISQ 9100 certifi ed camera supplier | RTCA / DO-178C | RTCA / DO-254 (up to DAL B) | DO-160 / MIL-STD 704
| ED-112A, ED-155 and all other applicable standards
Not only with Kappa UAV cameras - Your benefits at a glance
Latest sensor technology up to 4K | Extremely rugged design | Day & night vision under demanding light conditions | Low-Latency| Distortion-free imaging of fast-moving scenes | Maximum safety | High integration capability | Complete systems for your requirements | Long-term availability & functional warranty over the life cycle
|Sensors, 1080p60 up to 4K
VIS, SWIR, LWIR
|- global shutter sensor for sharp video even when following fast moving objects
- small size Full HD sensor for minimized space when using telezoom lens
- 4K sensor featuring unrivalled digital zoom up to 16x compared to PAL/NTSC
|Sensor unit detachable from electronics||optimum usage of available space inside gimbal|
|Smart light weight design||SWaP-C optimized|
|Various FoV for different tasks||payload integration, various FoVs down to 2°|
|Motorized zoom 30x||DRI: Detection (4pix vertical):
range person data up to 48.4 km, range car/vehicle data up to 63.6 km
|Full HD 1080, color version||crisp clear videos take-off, fl ight, taxiing and landing|
|Full HD 1080, B/W version||crisp clear videos during take-off, fl ight, taxiing and landing,
visibility under extreme low light (quarter moon) conditions
|H.264 compression inside the camera||low bandwidth usage configurable 250 KB to 8 MB|
|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
|- for tail fi n & wing tip (full sight of whole aircraft during flight
- for nose wheel (detail view of taxiing area)
- various FoV 48° up to 130° FoV
For piloting UAVs (HALE/MALE), two highly robust Full-HD cameras mounted on the outside of the aircraft are used: one tail fin camera for flight control and one nose wheel camera for safely controlled landing. H.264-compressed video data are transmitted to the ground station. Data compression takes place in the camera itself, requiring very little transmission bandwidth. Moreover, since it requires no further electronics, this procedure saves both space and cost.
Kappa UAV control cameras are designed for integration into collision avoidance systems.
Kappa offers special Full-HD camera modules with high-resolution optics for payload integration (gimbal). These cameras, with various FoVs, deliver razor-sharp images even at distances of km for HALE/MALE.
With our many years of experience developing and manufacturing cameras for aviation requirements, we offer you the highest level of safety for your application. Kappa is your expert for UAV / UAS cameras.
Rugged Design cameras for extreme environments