A Gigapixel image fulfills all the requirements for a wide-area or persistent surveillance application.
illunis has had experience on persistent surveillance programs such as Angel Fire and Constant Hawk. This knowledge has given illunis the ability to design the RMOD-71MP in such a way that it can be arrayed to actually implement a Gigapixel image at 2 frames per second.
By starting with a 71MP camera module designed for image overlap, the RMOD-71 can be mechanically placed with 4 modules behind a single lens to constitute a head. Four heads in turn constitute a Gigapixel array, all of which fit in a 12” x 12” x 10” volume. The individual modules are each three-point mounted to allow flattening and a focus position setting of the sensor behind the lens.
illunis has also developed a custom lens incorporating a mechanical shutter (not required for exposure) and an IRIS in a standard Copal 0 mount. This allows for any large format commercial lens that can fit this shutter to be used. The final image requires stitching. A number of data interface methods are possible to complete this step, such as Camera Link, Gigabit Ethernet, 10GigE, and others. Furthermore, this design implements a field of view matched real time light meter, which allows for “Instant Auto Exposure”™.
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