High Speed and High Definition Flight Test Cameras and Accessories

Camera and imaging solutions are needed in a variety of defense and aerospace applications. These include airborne separation, flight test instrumentation (FTI), monitoring cargo deployment, space vehicles, and enhancing situational awareness on ground vehicles. However, it is often difficult to find camera systems that are rugged enough for these harsh environments and can easily be integrated into larger video and data acquisition systems to simplify image transmission, storage, and viewing.

Ruggedized Camera and Imaging Solutions for Aerospace Applications Brochure

Curtiss-Wright provides a broad portfolio of field-proven camera and video acquisition solutions that address both of these challenges. Our highly ruggedized imaging solutions efficiently and reliably capture, convert, route, transmit, record, and display images. They can be easily combined into a fully integrated and synchronized system that supports dozens of video sources and delivers industry-leading latency. They use the latest image technology and support test pilots with simple to use controls and predefined camera configurations.

 A Complete Portfolio of Advanced Imaging Solutions

Our comprehensive portfolio of imaging solutions includes

  • High-definition (HD), high-speed, and IP cameras that have passed extensive environmental tests to prove they can withstand the vibrations, shock, extreme temperatures, and humidity levels in aerospace environments
  • Video acquisition system components that support a broad range of video formats, from NTSC/PAL through H.265
  • High-speed imaging solutions that combine technical superiority in key areas, such as time synchronization in a large network of other high-speed cameras
  • HD recording systems and airborne displays that overcome size, weight, and power (SWaP), compatibility, and interoperability challenges on defense and aerospace platforms

Ready to Enable any Application

With the ruggedness, technical advantages, and breadth of our imaging portfolio, you can bring new visibility to almost any application in any environment, including

  • Aerospace imaging and testing
  • Store separation video applications within airborne flight test applications
  • Ground-based missile and range testing
  • Space launcher separation, payload deployments and performance monitoring
  • Store separation and missile launches
  • Enhanced Situational Awareness

Leverage the Latest Image Technology

All image processing in our HD cameras utilize specific and custom logic, FPGAs, and ASIC design that deliver extremely low latency. In addition, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) imaging technologies continuously adjust to changing light situations and increase high image accuracy by removing over- and under-saturated artifacts in each frame. Auto-exposure and auto-white balancing capabilities ensure seamless, perfect color balancing.

Get the Most Precise Time Synchronization Available

All of our high-speed cameras are engineered to meet the time synchronization requirements in the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP). They provide time synchronization data to distributed clocks at sub-microsecond resolution over Ethernet and IP-based networks to ensure coherent data. 

Verifying Object Trajectory: A Real-World Success Story

When an organization needed accurate data to confirm the position and velocity of objects during store separation testing in a harsh environment, it turned to Curtiss-Wright.

With a network of our ruggedized, high-speed cameras installed on the exterior of the aircraft, the organization was able to operate a telemetry system that allowed it to rapidly review sample images during the flight.

The Curtiss-Wright cameras performed extremely well despite the adverse conditions and the organization was able to return to ground confident it had captured all necessary mission data.

Product Sheet Product Name IMAGE Description Dimensions (W x H x L) Mass
TTC nHSC-31-S Network-Based High-Speed Camera with Optional Built-in Recorder Network-Based High-Speed Camera High Speed Camera w/Internal CF Recorder, Resolution of 1280 x 1024 @ 500 fps, Color or monochrome 3.4 x 3.6 x 5.2”, 86 x 92 x 131 mm 3.1 lb, 1.4 kg
TTC nHSC-36-S1(M)-1 Network-Based High-Speed Camera Network-Based High-Speed Camera Resolution of 1280 x 1024 @ 500 fps, Color or monochrome, Small High Speed Camera 3.1 x 3.4 x 2.9”, 79 x 87 x 73 mm 1.2 kg, 2.6 lb
TTC HDC-350-1 Global Shutter High Definition Camera TTC HDC-350-1 Global Shutter High Definition Camera Ideal as an airborne-rugged high definition (HD) camera for the test engineering community and has a 3 MP resolution (1920 x 1080p x 60 fps). 37 x 37 x 62 mm, 1.5" x1.5" x 2.4" 0.2 lb, 0.1 kg, 0.2 lb
HDC-330-3 Airborne High-definition Camera HDC-330-3 Airborne High-definition Camera Resolution of 1080p @60fps 1.5" x 1.5" x 2.25”, 38 x 38 x 57 mm 0.14 kg
TTC HDC-430-1 Airborne High Definition IP Ethernet Camera Airborne High Definition IP Ethernet Camera Airborne High Definition Camera 2.62 x 1.50 x 4.36", 66.7 x 38.1 x 110.7 mm 0.3 lb, 0.15 kg
TTC CCP-2100 High-speed Camera Controller CCP-2100 High-speed Camera Controller Setup can take place for an individual camera, for up to 32 event groups of cameras or for all cameras, Hi-speed Camera Controller that can control up to 64 cameras 3.4 x 5.8 x 2.7”, 85.7 x 146 x 68 mm 2.0 lb, 0.94 kg
TTC ACT-1000-1 Stand Alone Active Camera Target ACT-1000-1 Stand Alone Active Camera Target Stand alone active camera target that allows various parameters such as camera frame time stamp and exposure time accuracy to be verified 9 x 7 x 1.0”, 229 x 178 x 24 mm 2.4 lb, 1.1 kg
TTC nMGR-2000 Network Camera Manager Network Camera Manager Network high-speed camera manager that provides the configuration and control between multiple networked high-speed cameras, recorders, switches and the camera control panel 4.1 x 5.0 x 3.5”, 105 x 127 x 88 mm 3.4 lb, 1.5 kg

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