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Perceptor Dual Sensor Gimbal

Desert Hawk III

The small, lightweight and waterproof dual sensor gimbal provides high precision pointing accuracies using onboard EO and IR imagers with an optional laser illuminator.


  • Pan: 360 degree continuous rotation
  • Tilt: -20 to 115 degrees
  • Rugged carbon fiber shell
  • Gyro stabilized (20 Hz bandwidth)
  • 10 MP EO camera
  • Weight:  210 grams
  • 640x480 Quark long-wave IR camera with 4X digital zoom
  • Configurable IR White-hot / Black hot modes
  • Optional 100mW laser pointer or illuminator (400 - 2000 nm)
  • Full suite of OnPoint OnBoard computer vision features
    • Image stabilization
    • Target position and velocity estimation
    • Image mosaicking
    • Moving/Stationary Target Tracking
  • 5X Electronic zoom on EO imager
  • Electronic pan-tilt stabilized inner stage on EO imager
  • Durable direct drive with no gear train to break
  • Pointing accuracy better than 65 micro radians
  • Plug 'n Play integration with Kestrel autopilot and Virtual Cockpit GCS including Click n' Fly operational mode
  • Water resistant
  • STANAG 4609 compliant digital video out
  • Ethernet command and control interface
  • Ethernet firmware updates
  • Built-in web server for configuration and diagnostic testing
  • Bias-free, track-centered rendering for motion free video

Hi-Res Stills & Videos

Dual Sensor Gimbal's 10 MP Electro-Optical (EO) imager provides hi-res stills and videos.