Thermal Imaging Systems
The UL3 Sensor is an ultra low power, low volume and low weight thermal imager. The image collecting Uncooled Focal Plane Array (UFPA) is a Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) 160x120 array with microbolometer detectors. The camera is not only unique in its size and power but also in its UFPA stabilization method, which does not use a TE cooler as is typically done in other models. The camera may be used in applications such as unmanned vehicles, minefield surveillance, monitoring high crime areas, firefighting, border surveillance, automatic teller machines, robotics and facility and building security.
The intent of the camera in surveillance applications is to minimize manpower and provide twenty-four hour watch over critical facilities. It will be used around facility perimeters and provide constant watch and a remote alert when there is an attempted intrusion of the facility.
The Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3) provides U.S. Army armor and infantry scout platoons with a long-range reconnaissance and surveillance sensor system whose capability is significantly enhanced, as compared to the previously fielded AN/TAS-6, Night Observation Device, Long Range (NODLR). The LRAS3 permits scouts to detect targets at ranges in excess of three times beyond the NODLR system's capabilities. This additional standoff capability enables scouts to operate well outside the range of currently fielded threat direct fire and sensor systems. The system's line-of-sight, multi-sensor suite provides real-time target detection, recognition, and identification capability to the scout with 24-hour and adverse-weather operation. The LRAS3 also determines far-target location coordinates and can operate in both mounted and dismounted configurations.
The LRAS3 consists of a Second-Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) with long-range optics, an eyesafe laser rangefinder, a day video camera, and a Global Positioning System (GPS) with attitude determination. It can export far-target location coordinates to FBCB2.