Octopus ISR Systems today 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.