CMOS Cameras for Payloads, UAV Piloting and Observation

Remote Piloting & long distance observation / UAV payload cameras

Kappa offers you DO-160 / MIL-STD 704-qualified camera solutions for every UAV use requirement. These SWaP-C-optimized, highly robust cameras are integrated into gimbals or mounted externally onto the aircraft. Various small and lightweight versions, such as miniaturized cameras or remote head cameras, are available.


Kappa CMOS camera for UAV / UAS

Kappa CMOS camera for UAV / UAS

Kappa CMOS Cameras for UAV / UAS

Full HD CMOS Camera
DO-160 | MIL-STD 704 qualified  
Minimum latency
Excellent EMC
Electronic image stabilization
Various FoV, e.g., up to 130° for tail fin camera, 48° for nose wheel camera, 2° for long distance observation
Low Light Level, uncooled camera
Anti-fog system| de-icing for clear view
H.264 compression for air-to-ground transmission
DRE/ACC histogram stretching with automatic for contrast and brightness enhancement
Outstanding mechanical stability
Rugged design for external installation
SWaP-C optimized design
Various designs (compact camera with adapted housing, remote head, board-level camera) according to customer requirements
UAV with payload

UAV with payload

Full-HD cameras for safe UAV flight control

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.

UAV payload with camera

UAV payload with camera

Cameras for long distance observation

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 over 15 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

Qualification, e.g., DO-160

Design Assurance, e.g., DO-178 and DO-254



Anna Asbrand

Tel.: +49.5508.974.190



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Maurice Knapp

Kappa USA

Tel.: +1.626.256.4343