Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES) is in Las Vegas this week exhibiting at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference. Along with profiling AES’s contract engineering services to this key, target market, AES will be presenting multiple, recently developed ‘gimbal’ stabilized platforms for both defense and film industry applications.
While at AUVSI, AES is leveraging SBIR Phase II contract to develop MSGLPS (Miniature Stabilized Gimbal Laser Pointing Systems) prototype for small UAVs that was awarded on July 26, 2012. The target platform for this payload is hand & tube launched UAVs used in military & surveillance applications. AES is actively soliciting interest from Tier1 DoD contractors that are interested in supporting this Air Force program. This gimbal represents a leap in capabilities over existing small UAV payloads by including a 1.064µ Laser, a SWIR Imager, a EO/Visible Sensor, and a Target Tracker… all in a 3″ diameter X 4″ high stabilized platform. Similar, larger systems are used by the military across the globe, where image sensors, targeters, & trackers are deployed in small to large manned and unmanned aerial vehicles.
AES will also be profiling in their booth a gimbal system that was developed for an AES client, Cineron, for use in the film industry. This gimbal provides the leading edge capability to carry Red Epic/Scarlet cameras on a stabilized platform underneath 6′ long remote control helicopters used in Hollywood and the film industry for capturing aerial footage.