MAGNEL, integrated video zoom camera systems for Remotely Controlled Weapon Stations, RCWS.
MAGNEL is the perfect choice when utmost electro-optical performance under extreme conditions of temperature, shock and vibration is required. The solutions comply with MIL-STD 810 and can therefore be installated on both tracked and wheeled vehicles, and can be hard-mounted directly on the gun barrel.
The MAGNEL solutions can be realized with a wide variety of cameras and zoom lenses depending on the requirements for the Weapon System. The camera and lens have a boresight retention of +/- 0.2 mrad, not only over the entire zoom range, but also over the entire operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C. The camera has a start-up time of less than 5 seconds and is therefore ready for action immediately upon power-up. The camera is also designed for low-power operation and does not require a heater even for operation under low temperatures.
In addition to the high electro-optical performance, the MAGNEL series also offers advanced video processing, providing fog and haze penetration, peak white inversion, autofocus-on-demand and zoom-triggered autofocus.
Graphics, such as reticles, text overlays can be superimposed on the video signal.
Another unique feature of is the ability to merge the video signal with the video signal from an external thermal imaging camera. This provides the operator with a unique combination of both visual and thermal references.
CST can offer solutions both from off-the-shelf components (MOTS) and custom design individual combinations so they will fit directly into a specific Remote Weapon Station configuration.