SOFEX 2016

What the cat ‘sees’ [SOFEX16D3]

12 May 2016

Protecting a temporary base or other assets could be done very effectively with the mobile KATEYE system from Advanced Defense Systems (Hall 6, Stand C601). As Todd Kulik, responsible for international business development of sensors and fire control, explained, KATEYE is an easy to emplace medium-range day/night wireless surveillance system.

“Typically a single base station, where an operator controls the entire system on a laptop computer, can monitor up to four remote stations,” he said. “The base station could be emplaced up to 5km away for wireless operation or within 500m for fibre-optic operation.”

It uses a state-of-the-art day camera and a cooled, highly sensitive 640x480 InSb focal plane array thermal camera with 8x continuous optical zoom.

“The system has an image stabiliser and automatic target tracking with pan and tilt, which lessens the operator’s workload,” Kulik said. “With a laser rangefinder attached, KATEYE can additionally provide the range of any object of interest.”

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