Exelis announces new capability for its CorvusEye wide area airborne surveillance system

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AUSA 2014
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
 
Exelis at AUSA 2014
 
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:24 AM
 
 Exelis announces new capability for its CorvusEye wide area airborne surveillance system
A new Exelis CorvusEye 1500 visible color and infrared (IR) sensor is display at the Exelis booth during AUSA 2014. It provides day and nighttime wide area airborne surveillance coverage to support the military, law enforcement, border patrol and first responders. Developed to complement the daytime electro-optical sensor Exelis released in May, the sensors are available as an integrated end-to-end system or separately.
     
A new Exelis CorvusEye 1500 visible color and infrared (IR) sensor is display at the Exelis booth during AUSA 2014. It provides day and nighttime wide area airborne surveillance coverage to support the military, law enforcement, border patrol and first responders. Developed to complement the daytime electro-optical sensor Exelis released in May, the sensors are available as an integrated end-to-end system or separately. The CorvusEye 1500 surveillance system on display at AUSA 2014
     
The new CorvusEye 1500CM system complements traditional video surveillance systems and captures high-resolution, visible color and IR motion imagery during the day and night over a wide area up to 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) in diameter. The CorvusEye system can track movement that may be connected to potentially hazardous or illicit activity, as well as other trends like migratory or invasive wildlife behavior. CorvusEye is an example of a product Exelis offers as part of its strategic focus on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and analytics.

“The cover of darkness creates a disadvantage for surveillance,” said Mike Hayes, Exelis product development director for CorvusEye1500. “Customers are telling us that the ability to watch nighttime activities with a system like the daytime version of CorvusEye would greatly improve the ability to counter possible threats to borders, events, infrastructure and other interests.”

CorvusEye can capture activity occurring simultaneously in multiple areas that might go unnoticed using traditional surveillance such as full-motion video. At 15 inches in diameter and weighing less than 95 pounds, CorvusEye can fit on most mid-size unmanned and manned aircraft and uses standard interfaces to swap into virtually any 15-inch airframe mounting location. CorvusEye is exportable to many military, intelligence and security customers around the world.

A single CorvusEye sensor can serve up to 10 different area views simultaneously providing close-up details with streaming footage. The system can also quickly gather critical intelligence in support of investigations using archived footage. As an end-to-end system, CorvusEye can be used on manned and unmanned platforms and offers ground station software for live data streaming to mobile devices.

 

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