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T-45C HUD Camera by Photo-Sonics

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United States of America

Photo-Sonics Inc
9131 Independence Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311


With this addition to our HUD camera line, Photo-Sonics, Inc. is providing cameras on all carrier-based Attack, Fighter & Trainer aircraft. P/N 93-4800-200

 

Features       

                                     

HIGH RESOLUTION              - 470 TVLH (NTSC)

PIXELS                                   768(H) x 494(V) - NTSC

EXCELLENT S/N RATIO      - 48dB TO – 51dB

LENS / IRIS                            AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE CONTROL (AEC)

AGC                                        AUTOMATIC AGC TO –18dB, (-6 f-stops)

PROVIDES 26 F-STOPS DYNAMIC LIGHT LEVEL RANGE

MINIMUM SENSITIVITY        .35 LUX AT F/1.4, AGC—ON

EVENT MARK                        INTERNALLY JUMPERED BETWEEN COMPLETION OF GROUND OR +1.0 TO +28 VDC

AEC LOCK                             ADJUSTABLE FROM .5 TO 9.0 SECONDS (FOR AIR TO GROUND)

VIDEO STANDARD                NTSC

VIDEO FORMATS                  SWITCHABLE NTSC COMPOSITE   /   Y/C COMPOSITE           

 

Design Considerations

 

No changes required to aircraft

Form, fit, and function interchangeable with legacy camera

Uses existing mounting provisions

Utilizes original aircraft connectors on VSH and CEU

Uses existing aircraft cabling from VSH to CEU

Installs in less than 30 minutes

Built-in tests:

             - Go / No-Go indicators

             - Lens / Iris exposure control

Operates from +28VDC in accordance with MIL-STD-704A

Sealed periscope and optics

EMI/EMC filtering and gaskets

Hard black anodize with 2 coats of lusterless black enamel (per FED-STD-595B)

MTBF: greater than 35,000 hours

Significantly improved resolution

12 month warranty (extended warranties available)  

                                     

Tests

 

Temperature-Altitude

The VSH shall comply with MIL-STD-5400, Notice 1, Para. 3.2.24.1 through 3.2.24.3

The CEU shall comply with MIL-STD-5400, Notice 1, Para. 3.2.24.1 through 3.2.24.3

 

Humidity: Equipment shall withstand the effects of humidity up to 95% RH at 65° C, 10 cycles, 24 hours per cycle

 

Salt-Fog (Equipment shall withstand):

Salt Concentration = 5% Temperature = 35°C   Duration = 48 hours

 

Fungus (Equipment shall withstand exposure to various fungi under the following conditions):

Relative Humidity = 95% Temperature = 35°C   Duration = 28 days

 

Sand and Dust (Equipment shall withstand the following conditions):

Wind Velocity = 300 to 1750 feet (ft)/minute(min). Concentration = 0.1 to 0.5 gram/ft3 Grain Size = 100 to 325 mesh screen.  Composition = 97% to 99% Silicon Oxide (SiO2) Temperature = 41°C/6 hours and 81°C/22 hours.

 

Touch Temperature: VSH shall not exceed 40°C when the cockpit average ambient air temperature is 27°C

 

Design and Construction: Low Temperature requirement shall be -40°C. MIL-STD-5400

 

Solar Radiation: Procedure I 505.1          MIL-STD-810

                                     

Design Load Factors

 

Limit and Normal Operating Load Factors:

Case      Nx(g)      Ny(g)      Nz(g)

1             ±10         0.0          0.0

2             0.0          ±10         0.0

3             0.0          0.0          ±10

 

Ultimate Load Factors:

Case      Nx(g)      Ny(g)      Nz(g)

1             ±15         0.0          0.0

2             0.0         ±15          0.0

3             0.0          0.0          ±15

 

Ultimate Cockpit Crash Load Factors:

Case      Nx(g)      Ny(g)      Nz(g)

1             -25.0       ±4.0        0.0

 

Vibration. Para. A3.1 of MDC Report 94B0038.

VSH Vibration Test. The VSH design shall meet vibration spectra as shown in Figure 6.

CEU Vibration Test. The CEU design shall meet vibration spectra as shown in Figure 7.

Structural Integrity. The CCS design shall meet minimum Structural Integrity levels as shown in Figure 8.

Shock. Para. A3.3 of MDC Report 94B0038

Service and Crash Safety Shock. Service and crash safety shock levels as shown in Figure 9 for Region 1.

Catapult and Arresting Shock Levels       

                                     

EMI / EMC Tests to MIL-STD-461E

 

RE102 Radiated Emissions

RS103 Radiated Susceptibility

CE102 Conducted Emissions

CS101 Conducted Susceptibility

CS114 Conducted Susceptibility

CS115 Conducted Susceptibility

CS116 Conducted Susceptibility  

                                     

           

Shock Region                        Axis                Pulse Duration         Peak Value (A) g's

 

Equipment Console             Lateral                  21 ± 1                              11

                                            Longitudinal          21 ± 1                               8

                                            Vertical                  21 ± 1                             16

 

Forward Fuselage                Lateral                  21 ± 1                             21

                                             Longitudinal          21 ± 1                            12

                                             Vertical                  21 ± 1                            54

 

Video Specifications

 

Automatic Exposure Control with lens iris

Automatic AGC to -18dB (-6 f-stops)

Adjustable air-to-ground exposure lock (1-9 sec)

Visual event mark (Ground or +1 to +30 VDC)

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

Minimum sensitivity: .35 Lux at f/1.4 (AGC-ON)

Shutter speeds: 1/60th second, 1/100 second, flickerless, and CCD iris (AEC)

AGC: on/off/automatic

Gamma: 0.45/1

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

Video formats: Switchable NTSC composite / Y/C component

Defense Products & Services: T-45C HUD Camera by Photo-Sonics
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Television cameras, airborne
Description: T-45C HUD Camera
Source of Information: Photo-Sonics Inc