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U-Series Dual-Field-of-View Cameras

Uncooled Short-to-Mid-Range Camera Systems

Our U-Series uncooled thermal cameras are the solution for applications demanding high reliability and low cost of ownership. The dual Field-of-View U-Series thermal cameras are available in a range of focal lengths aimed to meet specific mission or surveillance requirements. U-Series cameras are capable of being readily integrated into a VU system.

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • Boresighted Visible CCTV Camera
  • Auto and Manual Focus, Automatic Gain Control
  • Ruggedized Design
  • Integrated Pan-Tilt System

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Product Details

Our VU System offers a flexible mission capable combination of the U-Series Thermal Camera and an Electro-Optical visible light (day) camera mounted onto the Vector-50 Pan and Tilt System.

Our U-Series thermal and electro-optical cameras are hermetically sealed and purged with a benign nitrogen atmosphere. The nitrogen purge prevents interior lens fogging and condensation. The cameras are housed in a ruggedized enclosure and protected with an environmentally protective finish. Full Marinized coatings and specialized hardware are available at the camera and system levels where severe Salt Sea environments are expected to be encountered.

The thermal and electro optical cameras are also equipped with an automatically controlled defroster to guard against icing. A diamond-like hard carbon coating is integral to each thermal camera. The Vector-50 Pan and Tilt System is IP67 compliant against Sand, Dust and Water ingress. Additional features include:

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • Field-of-View Options:
    • 7.2° X 5.4° and 2.4° X 1.8° (50/150mm)
    • 6.0° X 4.5° and 2.0° X 1.5° (60/180mm)
    • 10.0° X 7.6° and 3.3° X 2.5° (56/189mm)
    • 6.0° X 4.5° and 2.0° X 1.5° (100/300mm)
  • Boresighted Visible CCTV Camera
  • Multiple Color Palettes
  • Auto and Manual Focus, Automatic Gain Control
  • Ruggedized Design
  • Environmentally Sealed, IP67 Compliant
  • Integrated Pan-Tilt System

General Dynamics Mission Systems designs and manufactures a full line of high-performance cameras and camera systems. These systems provide our customers with the clarity, accuracy and reliability to capture the shot that matters and successfully complete their mission.

U-Series Dual FOV Cameras Datasheet

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Video Format NTSC/PAL/Differential
„Power Requirements 18-28 VDC (direct to standard P/T) ƒ
18 to 32 VDC to camera or direct to standard Vector-50 Pan and Tilt ƒ
100-240 VAC or 12 VDC (with DCU)
Environmental Unit sealed and dry nitrogen backfilled
ƒFront Element Defroster ƒ
Operating Temperature Range: -32° C to +60°C ƒ
Non-Operating Temp. Range: -40°C to +71°C
„Controls ƒControls available on a handheld joystick, or through a PC via a RS-232/422 link ƒ
Proportional Pan and Tilt speed controls ƒ
Field of View and Focus Slaving: Visual/Thermal ƒ
Field of View Switching ƒ
Auto Scan with 10 Tables for 10 user defined presets, variable speed, dwell and camera selection.
Weight ~60 lbs (27.2 kg)

System Name

U-150

U-180

U-200

U-300

Focal Length (mm) 50/150 60/180 63/189 100/300
Field-of-View 7.2°x 5.4° and 2.4°x 1.8° 6.0°x 4.5° and 2.0°x 1.5° 9.9°x 7.4° and 3.3°x 2.5° 6.0°x 4.5° and 2.0°x 1.5°
F/# 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.5 (Wide) 1.9 (Narrow)
Detector Option 1 Option 1 Option 2 Option 2
Diameter 7.2” 7.5” 7.0” 7.0”
Length 11.5” 12.5” 11.2” 15.0”
Weight 14.0lbs 15.0lbs 12.5lbs 13.5lbs

You may contact our customer service center by email, phone or fax.

Email:  ircamerasupport@gd-ms.com
Phone: 603-864-6294
Fax: 603-864-6250

24 Simon Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Our fundamental mission is to ensure the continued precision performance of your cameras in the field.

Our products and solutions play mission critical roles in some of the harshest environments across all domains. Customers depend on these maintenance services for their rugged reliability and performance in the field.

Our Customer Service operation works closely with users to maximize the, performance, reliability and up time of our mission critical imaging systems. We have established long term relationships with defense, homeland, commercial and international communities for logistics, support and depot.