Airborne Video Systems with In-Flight Surveillance Cameras

Cameras for mission critical operations.

Glass-to-Glass Video Systems

Glass-to-Glass Video Systems

Enhanced AAR Vision System | A330 MRTT Tanker

Kappa’s Enhanced Vision System for air-to-air refueling combines rugged design refined through experience in harsh environments with mission proved state-of-the-art technology continuously developed and optimized in the AAR Vision System of the A330 MRTT tanker.

With more than 10 years of experience in equipping air tankers, enhanced vision systems from Kappa have consistently proven their value while continually raising the state of the art for AAR Vision.

For various tanker platforms

Kappa AAR Vision Systems are perfectly suited for various tanker platforms. They have already been installed on the A330, A310, KC135, and are equally well suited for KC130, A400M, KC10, KC390 and more.

 

Enhanced AAR Vision System Components

AAR MRTT A330 with Kappa Cameras

AAR MRTT A330 with Kappa Cameras

Panoramic cameras
Pod/Wing tip cameras
3D boom cameras /HDU camera

Video management unit & Video recorder
High-resolution panoramic displays and 3D displays
Illuminators for night and covert operations
Enhanced vision for search & rescue

Technical Highlights

Full HD progressive Video 
60-millisecond glass-to-glass latency
Open modular architecture with upscalable capabilities and module’s obsolescence management
State-of-the-art sensor technology with daytime color and nighttime monochrome images, both under various lighting and weather conditions
Low-latency, high definition enabling machine vision algorithms for Automated ARR.
Customer Specific Overlay Processing
COTS sensor-based cameras provide the best price-toperformance ratio with high resolution, frame rate and image quality under all conditions, while their modular technology ensures effi cient obsolescence management.
Illuminators and Covert Mode

 

Certifications

EN/AS 9100
MIL STD 704
DO-178
DO-254
DO-160
FFF retrofit design /FAA Form 8130-3
In preparation: certification for Part 21 Subpart G, EAS Form/FAA Form 8310-3
IPMA certified Project Managers
IPC-A-610
IPC-A-600
IPC J-STD-001

Modular architecture of Kappa Enhanced Vision Systems

Kappa’s systems feature modular architecture that enables customized system design conforming to AAR configuration. They offer panoramic view for probe & drogue, HDU, or boom AAR configurations, are equipped with day & night cameras, illuminators including a covert operations mode (MIL-STD-3009 compliant) and an infrared mode to adapt to mission specifics.

 

Day & night cameras
Military rugged design
Single-frame latency
DO178 DAL C
Panoramic and 3D displays
Full HD resolution for either panoramic or 3D view
Low latency
Dynamic image stitching to ensure permanent alignment of the panoramic and 3D images
Commercial off-the-shelf
Management unit/recorder
Low latency
Customizable software design that enables mission-critical overlays
Data encryption in accordance with the most recent certifi cation standards (AES256, RSA2048)
D0178 DAL C

 

System  Values
Day & night
cameras
for any lighting and weather conditions
Management
unit /
recorder
can include mission-critical overlays and recordings for debriefing and training
purposes
Panoramic
and 3D
displays

high resoltion for boom AAR applications

Enhanced
vision
for search & rescue using the pan and tilt platform, camera, and lighting for low-light ground operations.
Illuminators  for night and cover operations


 

AAR Kappa Enhanced Vision System

AAR Kappa Enhanced Vision System, MRTT System components

Continued technological development with field experience – even at night

Kappa continues to develop system characteristics and components. Applying users’  field experience in recent years, management of image data has been optimized in connection with other system data to adapt to different customers and their specific application profiles and procedures. Vision technology has advanced, e.g., with active imaging. Moreover, the latest camera technologies have elevated safety during nighttime operations due to significant improvements in night vision capability.

Excellent!
This project was recognized by Airbus with their in-house award for project excellence.

 

Contact

Alejandro Prensa-Nieto

Key Account Manager

Tel.: +49.5508.974.202

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