Seattle Radio Station reports on the Commercial Potential for the UAV System Featuring Hood Tech Vision’s Optical and I

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Radio station KPLU has reported on the commercial applications for Hood Tech Vision’s UAV imaging systems.


Hood River, OR, USA, October 23, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) -

Press Release
From:  Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date:  October 23, 2014
Subject:  Seattle Radio Station reports on the Commercial Potential for the UAV System Featuring Hood Tech Vision’s Optical and Infrared UAV Imagers
Contact:  Dr. Andy von Flotow, Hood Tech Corp Vision, Inc., 541-387-2288, andy@hoodtech.com
 
Seattle radio station KPLU reports (http://www.kplu.org/post/maker-military-drones-columbia-river-gorge-sees-great-potential-civil-uses) that the commercial potential for drones carrying Hood Tech Vision’s UAV imagers is high, though delayed by the FAA.  As the drone “making the first authorized commercial flight by an unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace”, the UAV platform carrying Hood Tech Vision’s imagers is well-positioned to participate in a large market for commercial applications, including “oil and gas, railway, pipeline and power line monitoring, mining, farming and security”.  “(T)he Smithsonian Institution has asked to get (the UAV)…making the first authorized commercial flight by an unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace.”  A Hood Tech representative said, “We are honored to be included on the UAV sought by the Smithsonian as the one first used in a commercial application.
When Hood Tech began producing 800-gm video-camera turrets in 1998, it enabled an entirely new class of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).  Hood Technology Vision now designs and manufactures imaging and video processing systems at the highest level of the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS):  level 9.  Hood Tech Vision matches embedded stabilization technology with electro-optical lenses that zoom up to 200 times.  This results in a field of view of 0.3 degrees, in a package that weighs from less than one to six kg.  Hood Tech Vision imagers consume as little as one-fifth the power common for such systems, increasing the power budget to other sensors for Multi-INT missions.  Designed for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats, land vehicles, and towed and stationary mounts, the reliability and utility of Hood Tech’s daylight and thermal imaging products has been demonstrated during 800,000 hours of use in a variety of temperatures, humidity, dust, smoke, haze, and other environmental factors (http://www.hoodtechvision.com).
Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in 1993.  Along with the design and manufacture of stabilized imaging systems, Hood Tech:

  • Develops, tests, and manufactures launch and retrieval systems for UAVs
  • Operates controlled launch and quiet wind tunnel test facilities
  • Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, including diagnostic methods that predict possible future turbine failures.

The Hood Tech web site is:  www.hoodtech.com


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