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​Custom Payloads for Silent Falcon UAS

The Discoverer is the only sUAS payload incorporating a state-of-the-art Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) camera capable of providing extraordinary video and still MWIR images. The MWIR images can detect fugitive hydrocarbon emissions, defects in roadways, bridges, levees, and can discover buried pipelines, sewer lines, unexploded ordinance and other underground anomalies. 

The Discoverer payload contains an IRCamera MWIR INSB OEM camera module.

The camera has incredible resolution, and either a 640 x 512 or 1280 x 1040 format is available. Export versions are restricted to the lower resolution. 

The Discoverer is interfaced with the sUAS GPS for geo-referencing imagery. Data and imagery collected by the Discoverer is downlinked in real time to the Ground Control Station laptop computer via the sUAS RF data link. Video is displayed and captured on the GCS laptop through its video interface capabilities. 

The camera contains an Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly (IDCA). The MWIR camera is approximately 5.5” long, 2.85” in height and 2.5” wide, excluding the lens, which adds approximately .5” to the length. It weighs less than 2lbs without the lens, and the 25mm lens weighs approximately 2 oz. It requires 12v DC power, and during operation it draws less than 8 watts of power, but consumes 12 watts during the cool down phase, which lasts 6 to 8 minutes depending on ambient temperature.

Silent Falcon  Discoverer

State of the art Medium Wave Infrared (MWIR) camera capable of providing extraordinary video and still MWIR images
MWIR Camera and IDCA
ISR Payload
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FalconVision™ is an unparalleled patent pending combination of small size and superior performance featuring High Definition dual imager capabilities in a 5” class low SWaP gimbal. 

FalconVision™ provides the highest quality imagery and data to support the next generation of Airborne ISRT and Ground Situational Awareness. 

FalconVision™ Standard Features:
  • Dual imagers (day/night use without payload change)
  • 2 gyro axis inertially stabilized
  • HD Electro Optic Sensing Capabilities
  • Onboard Video Processing
  • Onboard Attitude Heading and Referencing System (AHRS)
  • Image Stabilization
  • Target Tracking 
  • Geo-Location
  • Cameras Stow in Safe Mode

Gimbal in Safe Stow Mode
Gimbal mounted in Silent Falcon
All of our sensors are designed for simple installation into the Silent Falcon™ sUAS platform, and as with Discoverer, XCAM-A and FalconVision, have proprietary communication system interfaces and either on board or ground station data and imagery storage.

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies   11030 Cochiti Road SE, Albuquerque, NM  87123    +1.505.503.6153

Silent Falcon  XCAM-A

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The XCAM-A is an airborne camera system that produces georegistered imagery mosaics with 3 D height data that precisely defines underlying terrain structures. Images produced by the XCAM-A are integrated with data from its own Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and GPS receiver electronics. It is provided with a complete photogrammetric software package.
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Coming Soon:

Multispectral Imager
Hyperspectral Imager
Aeromagnetic Sensor