DRS Technologies, Inc. has unveiled its Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition business unit’s new thermal camera, a lightweight surveillance device that weighs just over an ounce and consumes one watt of power to produce a thermal image.
The camera is slightly smaller than a golf ball and the thermal image detects infrared energy that is emitted by people, objects and structures. It produces clear pictures even among smoke, dust, haze, light fog and total darkness.
“This latest innovation extends RSTA’s standing as the thermal imaging industry’s technology leader and largest producer of uncooled detector’s in the world,” said Terry Murphy, president of RSTA.
DRS’ Original Equipment Manufacturer customers plan to incorporate the camera in a variety of applications, including security and surveillance, unmanned aerial vehicles, portable handheld devices and other commercial applications.