Other Optics MATrIS can be configured with other optics as necessary to meet mission requirements. A CMC Electronics (CMC Electronics, Cincinnati, Ohio) Night Falcon II demonstration unit, shown in figure 10, was installed to image low- to mid-altitude fast-moving aircraft. The Night Falcon II is an MWIR telescope that was designed for long-range surveillance and reconnaissance. Like the other units, the Night Falcon II is sealed in a weather-resistant enclosure.
(a) Telescope with control box.
(b) Telescope mounted on MVSP mount.
Figure 10. CMC Night Falcon II IR telescope as tested on MATrIS.
The gimbal mount is a PVPAEO MVSP (motorized video surveillance platform) and is shown in figure 11. The MVSP is designed with the following control, rates and accelerations: azimuth velocity from < 0.1 to 100 deg/sec, elevation velocity from < 0.1 to 60 deg/sec, azimuth acceleration to
22 100 deg/sec , elevation acceleration to 60 deg/sec , and microstep position control with four-microradian
step resolution. The MVSP is built in an outdoor/marine-capable sealed enclosure with a temperature range from –4 to +140 °F. The MVSP for this application has been modified to be capable of going through 180° elevation (horizon to horizon) without dumping (180° azimuth change at 90° elevation).