AV-8B Night Attack Camera by Photo-Sonics

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United States of America

Photo-Sonics Inc
9131 Independence Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

The AV-8B Harrier, Head Up Display (HUD) camera is an internal reconfiguration of the Litton camera, Part Number 452275-2. The new PSI Part Number is 93-4040-100 and reflects a Litton Part Number of 452275-3. NSN 7RH 5836 - 01 - 498 - 0557 - A8         



AV-8B Night Attack Replacement Camera          


The internal workings of the Litton camera have been changed to incorporate current state of the art electronics. The changes include:


- New printed circuit board assembly

- New lens

- New drive motor/gear head assembly

- The former test connector used only during the manufacturing process, has been replaced with a BNC video connector which enables the output video of the camera to be viewed on a monitor.

- The input connector to the camera utilizes the same connector type and the same pin function as the Litton camera.

- The body of the camera is the same size and utilizes the same mechanical mounting provisions used on the prior Litton Camera.

- The new camera does not use the Night Vision Goggles (NVG) prism assembly previously mounted atop the Litton camera. That assembly is obsolete due to the U.S Marines utilizing a different NVG system.

- The camera looks into the existing Smith’s designed optical periscope to combine the outside world with the HUD symbology.

- The optical periscope limits the resolution of the new camera system to the point where the system resolution is close to that of the existing system, even though the new camera has a significantly higher resolution than the older Litton camera.        


General Specifications        


Automatic Exposure Control with lens iris

Adjustable air-to-ground exposure lock (0-10 sec)

Visual event mark

+28 VDC operating voltage

Internal or external sync

Pickup device: Interline-transfer hyper HAD CCD, 1/2”

Horizontal resolution:

           NTSC: 470 TV lines

Picture elements:

           NTSC: 768(h) x 494(v)

S/N ratio:

           NTSC: >-48dB          

Sensitivity: 2000 Lux at f/5.6

Minimum sensitivity: 4.5 Lux at f/1.2

Shutter speeds: 1/60th second, 1/100,000 second,

   flickerless, and CCD iris (AEC), Off for A/0-10A

Automatic AGC

Gamma: 0.45/1

White balance: ATW, 3200K, 5600K, and Manual

Video formats: Y/C component and NTSC composite

Weight: 1 lb 12 oz

12 month warranty


Environmental Specifications


Operating Temperature     -25°C to +71°C

Storage Temperature          -55°C to +80°C

Altitude                                 3,000 feet

Over Pressurization             -15,000 feet

Humidity Operating             +90% RH, 60°C, 2 hours

Humidity Storage                 48 hours (two 24 hour cycles)

       95% RH, +50°C, 6 hours

       85% RH, +38°C, 16 hours

Vibration                              Random, 6 G rms, 5 minutes duration

Shock                                     9 Gs, 11 msec., 1/2 sine wave, 3 axes

Acceleration                         Lateral (Nx): 6 Gs

Longitudinal: 6 Gs

Normal (+Nz): +8 Gs

Normal (-Nz): 6 Gs


Optical Specifications         


 Lens Focal                      FOV                Degrees             FOV                Milliradians        Application

   Length                       Horizontal            Vertical          Horizontal             Vertical         


16.42mm, f1.4                22.06                    6.63                84.9                    290.3              HUD-Special



Part Number 452275 - 3       NSN 7RH 5836 - 01 - 498 - 0557 - A8

Defense Products & Services: AV-8B Night Attack Camera by Photo-Sonics
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Television cameras, airborne
Description: AV-8B Night Attack Camera
Source of Information: Photo-Sonics Inc