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Maximum flexibility for specific DVE/SAS solutions

Our modular concept for all platforms: "Armor Eye"

5 standard boxes for up to 4 sensors each - comprehensive VIS / LWIR sensor selection - 5 DVU (Digital Video Management Units) = the perfect " modular kit" for hundreds of implementation options depending on platform, mission and budget!

FFG

Reference: Recovery Tank WiSENT 2

GDELS

References: Piranha and Eagle

In operation

Reference: Royal Norwegian Army

References: Kappa "Armor Eye" DVE /SAS implementations on various platforms

Piranha 8 x 8 | DVE implementation with GDELS

Requirements

A cost-conscious approach was the guiding principle for the implementation of the DVE/SAS based on Kappa AE cameras and the central VDU on the Piranha. The objective here was to design a very wide 360° surround view and to provide the driver with an optimized view forward and along the sides for safe driving in public traffic areas. It was important for the customer to find an adapted integration of the cameras on the existing vehicle shell. Kappa system engineers were able to make a major contribution on site.

Implementation / Configuration

The AE vision system for daylight consists of a total of 6 cameras, which provide the crew with cut views to the outside through fast processing in the central VDU. For driving without the vehicle headlights, an efficient IR rear view camera is available to the driver for forward vision, adapted with a rather narrow field of view and thus good visibility up to several hundred meters.

Application

The customer delivers this vehicle platform in different configurations to several users. The flexible but always compatible design of the Kappa DVE/SAS system allows to flexibly respond to customer requests, implement them on the vehicle and integrate them with little effort.

The customer delivers this vehicle platform in different configurations to several users. The flexible but always compatible nature of the Kappa DVE/SAS system allows the customer to flexibly respond to customer requests, implement them on the vehicle and integrate them with little effort.

Eagle 6 X 6 | DVE Implementation with GDELS

Requirements

The integration of the DVE/SAS on the Eagle extends the mobility and operational capability of the rugged vehicle. With a few cameras, the most important views are added for this purpose, enabling the driver to maneuver safely in difficult terrain.

Implementation

The AE vision system consists of a total of 4 cameras, which mainly support the driver in his difficult off-road task.Two cameras on both sides extend the lateral overview, a rear view camera with a wide viewing angle supports the driver when reversing. Undercover driving with the headlights off is safely possible with the IR night vision camera in case of need.

In use
Sometimes it's the simple solutions that take a very reliable vehicle system a step further. Users have been delighted with the enhanced vision and see the new DVE/SAS solution as a real step forward in the Eagle's overall operability. The flexible design of the Kappa DVE/SAS system allows to respond to customer requests, for example, to optionally equip the rear view with an IR night vision camera.

WiSENT 2 Recovery Tank | DVE Implementation with FFG

Requirements

The requirements for integrating an effective DVE/SAS on a recovery vehicle are high. System performance must be ensured under high mechanical loads from the track drive and low ambient temperatures in the user's typical area of operation.  The recovery team in the WiSENT 2 must be supported during tasks in extremely difficult terrain situations. In the event of a recovery, the crew requires maximum protection and optimal external views in order to perform their challenging recovery tasks. This was solved in the joint definition phase of the system architecture. Kappa system engineers supported continuously with calculations, experiments and practical test setups.

Implementation / Configuration

The AE vision system consists of a total of 11 cameras. The central video processing unit processes the immense amount of image data with ultra-short delays and makes it available to the crew screens. Two quad camera systems cover the view to the front and to the rear. Thus, it is possible to switch between an extremely wide viewing angle of over 180°, precise recognition in the distance and visibility without artificial lighting.

Special features: The side cameras are mounted on the back, look along the outer line and can also be added to the front view as an overlay. The AE cameras for the day views work down to ambient light levels as low as 50 mLux due to special filters. An optimized camera allows crane or excavator operation under hatch, a safety aspect in critical situations.

Customer Experience | Royal Norwegian Army

The system is in use by the Royal Norwegian Army. Feedback from users: " 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."

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Eva Konta, Lead Management | Kappa optronics Eva Konta, Lead Management | Kappa optronics

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Lead Management

Christian Henn, Business Unit Defense Land Christian Henn, Business Unit Defense Land

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Business Development Defense

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Director | Kappa Spain

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Account Manager | North America

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