UAV mounted Multi-Sensor Imaging

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Imaging system captures images at a greater aircraft distance

AeroVironment’s Mantis i23 D multi-sensor imaging payload delivers excellent daytime surveillance performance

AeroVironment has introduced the Mantis i23 D, a multi-sensor daytime imaging payload compatible with the Raven B small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). An enhanced daylight variant of its predecessor, the Mantis i23, Mantis i23 D maintains its rugged design and uses the same modular interface to allow for quick and simple swapping between payloads with no software updates required to the avionics or ground control systems.

At 380g, the ultralight imaging system features dual 18 MP electro-optical sensors and 24X digital zoom, providing four times improved target detection over the current Mantis i23 payload during daytime missions. Through its advanced suite of sensors, extended zoom capability, onboard processing and digital imaging stabilisation, the Mantis i23 D payload allows operators to increase aircraft imaging range without compromising image quality.

With primary field of application in the defence and security industry, there are clear spin-off benefits for industrial and environmental monitoring applications.

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