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Controp is launching M-STAMP - a breakthrough option for SUAVs at Paris Air Show
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 07 Jun , 2011

CONTROP has added a new product which was recently developed and has already being procured: the new M-STAMP – a multi sensor payload for small UAVs! Due to the fact that SUAV manufacturers are now developing small UAV platforms that can stay airborne for longer – even 5 or 6 hours – so there was a new requirement for a high quality stabilized picture that could come from an easy-to-operate lightweight multi sensor camera payload which is dedicated for longer flights on SUAVs (small UAVs) and can cross over from day-to-night or vice-versa.  So CONTROP introduced the M-STAMP – now there’s no need to change payloads when transitioning from daytime to nighttime (not to mention the sensitivities of “twilight” time).

The new M-STAMP includes a Day Camera, an Uncooled Dual FOV TI camera and a Laser Pointer all in a compact payload weighing less than 1.2kg. CONTROP introduced the concept that there needn’t be such a vast tradeoff between size/weight and quality of image. With the right technology – which CONTROP developed – one could get a clear and stabilized image from an easy to operate low cost / low weight payload. About 5 years ago, CONTROP came out with the STAMP – small gyro-stabilized miniature payloads specially designed for SUAVs.  The first stage was the D-STAMP with a day camera. Then CONTROP came out with the U-STAMP with an uncooled IR camera (with a fixed or dual field-of-view or a continuous zoom lens).  All weighing in the range of +/- only 1kg!!  

Lately, CONTROP introduced the STAMP-HD.  This is the first High Definition HD gyro stabilized camera for small UAVs.  The day camera requires even finer stabilization of the payload – and provides a super high quality stabilized HD color image from aboard a small UAV! The new HD STAMP provides new opportunities for SUAVs, including surveying of power lines and other requirements where a high definition image is required. And one step further – the D-STAMP day camera is now available with the new Scanning Mode operation. All of these STAMP products are operationally proven and CONTROP has been a sole source supplier for critical SUAV programs such as the prestigious Israel MOD Sky Rider program.

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