MSP Vehicle Observation 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-Vehicle is a day and night multi sensor observation head, especially developed for vehicle applications.


The system provides 360° horizontal and ±45° vertically camera orientation capability with high level of stabilisation.


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


MSP-Vehicle is ruggedised to withstand the harshest weather and environmental conditions, including rain, direct sunlight, high humidity and dust.




Cost effective day night system on a gyro stabilised pan and tilt unit

Digital image stabilisation as standard

Thermal camera with resolution of 640X480 (17µm)

Auto focus thermal imaging Dual FOV 45/135mm

Automatic focus CCD 26x optical zoom

(42°-1.7°) with continuous digital zoom 4x

Environmentally sealed housing

Easy installation and maintenance

Threat identification capability

Light weight, rugged and robust




Mobile border surveillance

Vehicle remote viewing

Customs and Police

Search and rescue

Mobile threat detection

Force protection

Robotic vehicles


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

Stabilisation performance:

Pan & tilt stabilisation to ±0.056° 1σ

Digital stabilisation to ±2 pixels


Pan & Tilt:


Mean velocity, between 0.0056 and 60°/s

Accuracy, 0.056° 1σ

Repeatability, 0.056° 1σ

Elevation range, +/-45°

Azimuth range, continuous 360° (slip ring)




Operating voltage: 24Vdc




RS 422 or Rs232 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 Vehicle Observation System by Instro Precision
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Surveillance systems, multi-sensor, ground-based
Description: MSP Vehicle Observation System
Source of Information: Instro Precision Ltd