Hood Tech Vision’s Imagers Will Board Ship in Spanish Navy

Released on: November 24, 2014, 11:20 am (EST)
Industry: Software

Hood River, OR, November 24, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Hood Tech Vision’s imagers are being adopted by the Spanish Navy. Spain’s armed forces have previous experience with the “definitive” UAV and Hood Tech Vision’s cameras.

From: Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date: November 21, 2014
Subject: Hood Tech Vision’s Imagers will board ship in Spanish Navy
Contact: Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com

According to Janes online (http://www.janes.com/article/45496/spanish-navy-begins-training-with-scaneagle), Hood Tech Vision’s sensors are joining the Spanish Navy. The electro-optical and infrared imagers provide intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability for a popular and flexible UAV. “We’re pleased the Spanish Navy understands the potential for our imaging systems and the associated UAV package”, said a Hood Tech representative. “They are making a good choice”.

When Hood Tech began producing 800-gm video-camera turrets in 1998, it enabled an entirely new class of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Hood Technology Vision now designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems at the highest level of the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS): level 9. Hood Tech Vision matches embedded stabilization technology with electro-optical lenses that zoom up to 200 times. This results in a field of view of 0.3 degrees, in a package that weighs from less than one to six kg. Hood Tech Vision imagers consume as little as one-fifth the power common for such systems, increasing the power budget to other sensors for Multi-INT missions. Designed for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats, land vehicles, and towed and stationary mounts, the reliability and utility of Hood Tech’s daylight and thermal imaging products has been demonstrated during 800,000 hours of use in a variety of temperatures, humidity, dust, smoke, haze, and other environmental factors (http://www.hoodtechvision.com).

Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in 1993. Along with the design and manufacture of stabilized imaging systems, Hood Tech:

-Develops, tests, and manufactures launch and retrieval systems for UAVs
-Operates controlled launch and quiet wind tunnel test facilities
-Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, including diagnostic methods that predict possible future turbine failures.

The Hood Tech web site is: www.hoodtech.com

Andy von Flotow
Hood Technology
1750 Country Club Rd.
Hood River, OR 97031

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