Cameras for helicopter applications: Flight test cameras, surveillance tasks (cargo, cockpit door, Bambi bucket, etc.), crash recording according to ED-155. Short video overview of cameras from Kappa optronics on helicopters.
Our high-performance Flight Eye cameras (FE 320, FE 350, and FE 250) are perfect for most helicopter-specific applications. The FE 320 COTS camera is small, lightweight, SWaP optimized and offers integrated loop recording. Thanks to its modular design, the camera is extremely versatile and field-proven in a wide range of helicopter applications (civil, corporate, and military) from firefighting helicopters or surveillance helicopters to rescue helicopters. The focus in this area is on cameras and vision systems for BOS helicopters (authorities and organizations) SAR (Search and Rescue) and HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services).
Crash Recording is already mandatory for HEMS and VIP helicopters: The current NTSB regulation requires Crash Safety Data Recorders for helicopters used for passenger transport (e.g. VIP HC and HEMS/ Helicopter Emergency Medical Services), EASA (Europe) and FAA (USA) will follow.
OEM and retrofit: our solution is tailored to the requirements
As the first system on the market, the Kappa Crash Recording System already meets the requirements of ED155 and DO160 as well as the Design Assurance Level according to DO178 and DO254. One of the most important conditions: The system must be light enough to not impact the overall weight of the helicopter.
On the Mi8 firefighting helicopter, a Kappa helicopter camera system provides a perfect, latency-free video view for the smooth and safe Bambi Bucket Fill & Drop operation (monitoring of the firefighting water external load tank). The FE 250 helicopter camera is used here with real-time transmission of the images to the pilot display via SDI.
|Integrated loop recording|
|Cameras for rotor icing detection|
|Cameras for rotor surveillance - smoke detection|
|Cameras for helicopter door surveillance - closed?|
|Cameras for surveillance of cargo under the helicopter|
|Cameras for environmental surveillance|
|FTI cameras (Flight Test Instrumentation/flight test cameras)|
|Sense & avoid cameras|
|Cameras for cockpit surveillance|
|Cameras for cabin surveillance|
|Cameras for cargo surveillance|
|Cameras for crash recording|