MSP Marine Surveillance System by Instro Precision

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Instro Precision Ltd
Hornet close, Pysons Road Industrial Estate
Broadstairs Kent CT10 2YD

MSP-Marine is a day and night multi sensor observation head, especially developed for naval and marine applications. The system provides continuous 360° horizontal and ±45° vertical camera positioning with high levels of gyro and image stabilisation.


Using thermal imaging and Sony CCD day TV technology, MSP-Marine includes an uncooled dual field of view (45mm / 135mm) thermal imaging camera for day and night operation.


MSP-Marine is rugged and designed to withstand marine operating conditions, including rain, direct sunlight, high humidity with marine grade connectors and environmental seals.




Cost effective day night system with gyro stabilised pan and tilt

Frame rate digital image stabilisation as standard

Thermal camera with resolution of 640X480 (17µm)

Auto focus thermal imaging Dual FOV 45mm/135mm

Auto focus day TV CCD with 26x optical zoom

4x digital zoom for day TV

Environmentally sealed housing

Easy installation and maintenance

Threat identification capability

Rugged and suitable for marine use




Coastguard and marine police

Port and shipping control

Coastal surveillance

Search and rescue

Environmental monitoring

Customs and excise


Key Specifications


Night Camera:


Dual FOV Thermal Camera, Spectral Band 8 – 12 µm

FPA Image Sensor 640x480

NETD < 50°mK (with F#1 optics)

Video Output \Signal CCIR or RS-170

Control Operation Polarity, NUC, Image Flip, Manual Gain/Level, e-Zoom, Focus Corrections

Field Of View Dual wide (45mm) narrow (135mm)

384x228 WFOV 12.2° x 9.2° NFOV 4.1° x 3.1°

640x480 WFOV 20.2° x 15.1° NFOV 6.8° x 5.1°

Auto Focus corrections


Day Camera:


CCD Sony Camera


1/4-type EX-view HAD CCD

NTSC (380k pixel) PAL (440k pixel)

Auto, Manual, Priority mode, Bright, EV compensation, Backlight, compensation, Slow AE

Auto Focus corrections

26x optical zoom, 42° - 1.7°

Continuous digital zoom 4x

Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom trigger AF


Pan & Tilt:


Mean velocity, between 0.0056° and 60°/second

Accuracy, 0.056° 1σ

Repeatability, 0.056° 1σ

Elevation range, ±45°

Azimuth range, continuous 360° (slip ring)


Stabilisation Performance:


Pan & tilt stabilisation to ±0.056° 1σ

Digital stabilisation to ±2 pixels


Operating voltage: 24Vdc




RS-422 or RS-232 with the pan and tilt unit and cameras




Operating temperature range -30°C to +55°C

Storage temperature range -40°C to +70°C

Humidity Rain +40°C 93% RH

Sand/dust Mil-Std-810E

Encapsulation IP66

Shock & Vibration Mil-Std-810E

Defense Products & Services: MSP Marine Surveillance System by Instro Precision
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Surveillance systems, naval
Description: MSP Marine Surveillance System
Source of Information: Instro Precision Ltd