Tracked high performance pioneer and engineering tank
- Multi-camera 360° DVE/SAS and Excavator
- Enhanced side line coverage
- Day and night operation
- Qualified for arctic environment
- In service at Royal Norwegian Army
Fully digital signal processing with up to 60 frames per second, optimized horizontal and vertical viewing angles, and excellent multi-sensor views with various overlay capabilities provide an outstanding, state-of-the-art situational crew awareness for ultra-fast reactions and greatly improve mission and crew safety. Our reliable vision systems gained a high reputation and are greatly welcomed by defense crews worldwide. See our references!
We are your partner: Let us discuss your DVE/SAS requirements and shape the best functional and economic system solution for you. We will support you with system integration and stand at your side through the whole system service life.
Kappa’s Armor Eye product family of advanced rugged camera solutions offers maximum flexibility for customized and program-specific DVE and SAS designs and integrations. The high-performance rugged vision solutions can be specifically configured according to the vehicle type and the mission tasks. We offer affordable Entry Level (EL) and very sensitive and wide dynamic High Quality (HQ) camera products. Benefit from our project-specific flexibility to adapt view angles and DRI performance for the best operational performance, day- and night 24/7.
Turnkey Solution - DVE- und SAS Systems with DVU - Digital Video Distribution Unit
DVE systems with up to two cameras can be built as direct camera-monitor systems (CMS). For the integration of a larger number of cameras, our advanced VDU represents the signal processing core for all Kappa’s turnkey AE DVE & SAS systems.
This high-speed and digital FPGA based processing core offers multiple HD-SDI camera inputs and several HD-SDI outputs for lowest system latency performance glass-to-glass. Additional control and H.264 IP streaming interfaces greatly increase the VDU flexibility and enable information sharing between vehicles.
Controlled by the crew or the gearbox switch, the VDU processes the selected camera channels, mixes and scales multiple camera information, performs driver assistance and tactical overlays of text and icons, and fi nally routes the selected view data to the respective output for display on the cockpit monitors. Best in class signal processing techniques and scaling algorithms guarantee the low latency generation of crisp and sharp images even under severe diffi cult ambient light conditions.
To provide the best driver vision under all lighting conditions we fuse images from LWIR and VIS camera streams. This is a booster for the perception of image information: the fused realtime image shows much more information than the single source images day & night while presenting a natural viewing experience. Example: with fused images drivers can see details on the road, streetlights and a person hiding in a bush with rich color information at the same time. Get the best from both spectral worlds in one image!
VIS video, LWIR video and then the image fusion scene - experience a new dimension of seeing with LWIR / VIS fusion. See what happens to the person behind the bush. Image fusion combines the best of LWIR and VIS cameras. It enables night vision with color information and great details. During daytime it gives you high resolution color images which enable easy detection of heat sources.
Night Driver Vision with VIS video, LWIR video and then the image fusion scene - experience a new dimension of seeing with LWIR / VIS fusion! It enables night vision with color information and great details such as the "30" on the street. Example: When driving at night a tank driver won't see the red traffic light in the LWIR stream. In the fused VIS/LWIR stream with the color information from the VIS stream the traffic light is visible.
“We have never had a better driver vision system! We are now using this DVE-system instead of the standard angle mirrors to drive safely, ergonomically and fast under the hatch.” (Customer Experience)
Driving with full situational awareness under the hatch
Multispectral systems for best vision in all environments
Adapted solutions for multiple vehicles, retrofit and new programs