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Octopus launches Epsilon 140LC Airborne Surveillance Camera System

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The compact surveillance system unites high-definition electro-optics, high-sensitivity longwave infrared, and an integrated inertial navigation unit, delivering an unmatched combination of size, weight, performance and cost.

Octopus ISR Systems has announced the release of the new Epsilon 140LC compact airborne electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system. Featuring industry-leading size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-c) specifications, the Epsilon 140LC combines cutting-edge sensor technology with high precision geo-location to provide true next-generation performance for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and similar platforms.

The Epsilon 140LC integrates a high-definition 30x zoom EO sensor and a top-of-the-line LWIR sensor with 25mm / F 1.0 lens into a single compact system weighing less than 1.3 kilograms.

This high level of integration enables smaller UAV platform producers to use professional high performance surveillance systems without sacrificing endurance at an affordable price.

The Epsilon 140LC’s completely sealed, nitrogen-filled design enables the system to operate in any weather conditions, and its robust magnesium structure is optimized to handle demanding applications including shock and rapid acceleration. The payload can be installed in either nose- or belly-mounted positions, offering installation design flexibility for the end user. These features, together with the system’s compact design, makes the Epsilon 140LC an ideal choice for UAVs with limited payload capacity.

According to publicly available information, the Epsilon 140LC delivers positive identification from significantly longer distances than other systems of this size and weight, making it an invaluable surveillance and intelligence-gathering tool for the small UAV market. As with previous Epsilon gimbals, the Epsilon 140LC offers superior image quality with outstanding stabilization performance, making it an ideal solution for locating and identifying targets at maximum range.

“UAV platform producers are always seeking ISR payloads offering new capabilities at the smallest size, weight, power and cost, and the Epsilon 140LC raises the bar for performance in a uniquely compact product,” said Konstantins Krivovs, Business Development Manager of Octopus ISR Systems. “This innovative new product is designed to address the need in the smaller UAV market for professional payloads with top functionality that stay within significant cost and weight constraints.

At the same time, the Epsilon 140LC offers new benefits to manufacturers of larger UAVs: the small weight and reliable performance of the payload enhances platform endurance, allowing for longer missions or the capacity to carry additional equipment.”